Chateau d'Arsac Margaux 2017

£29.95
Chateau d'Arsac Margaux 2017

One of the oldest wine producers in Bordeaux from one of the greatest vintages in Margaux! 

Specifications

Country, Region
France, Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Merlot 28%
Vintage
2017
ABV
13%
Food friend
Rare Lamb

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Decanter: 89 Points. Good Cabernet-dominated fruit of purity and grip. Good future. Drinking Window: 2020 - 2030 JANCIS ROBINSON: Blackish purple. Complete, ripe, seductive fruit on the nose. Very sleek and polished. Pure Margaux! Still very youthful but very promising." 16.5+ Points 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot blend of the Margaux appellation. This purple-tinted red Chateau d'Arsac is fragranced on pleasant expressions of red berry, toasted and smoky notes due to ageing process. On the palate, the attack is smooth though strong with a precise, silky and balanced structure. The finish is generous, giving the sensation to crunch the grape. It is a well-produced Margaux. Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2015 D'Arsac has a tightly wound, almost aloof, Pauillac-inspired bouquet that is crisp and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a slight marine/oyster shell influence on the entry. Enjoy this over the 4-5 years after bottling.

Producer details

Chateau d’Arsac is one of the older properties in the Medoc as it has a history dating back almost 1,000 years to the 12th century. The previous chateau was destroyed during the French Revolution. The current chateau was built in the 1830’s. The estate takes its name from the commune of Arsac, where the vineyards are located. After its heyday in the mid 1800’s, the property fell into a state of disrepair. At one point in time, the total vineyard was close to 180 hectares. However, sales over the years reduced the vineyard’s size. Following the depression, the property was essentially abandoned and for a period of time, operated as a farm that raised chickens.

In the vineyard

Margaux is famous for producing well-rounded, gently perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet-Sauvignon. Their distinctive flavours and profile are often attributed to the local soils. In Margaux, the soils have a high gravel content (Pauillac and Saint-Estephe have slightly more clay), which leads to excellent drainage and a low level of nutrients. Vines grow well in poor, loose, free-draining soil; the poorer the soil, the deeper the vines must go to find water and nourishment. This makes them physically stronger and also allows them to reflect the specific characteristics of the deeper soils. The downside is that Margaux's wines can seem almost too light and delicate in cool vintages.

In the winery

112 hectares under vine with a gravely brown soil and a sub soil that is sandy-clayey with marls or limestone depending on zones. Temperature controlled Stainless Vats for 3-4 weeks the 100% oak ageing in 1/3rd new ,1/3rd 1 year and 1/3rd 2 year, re used barrels. Continuing or 12 months.

Food Recommendations

Pairs very well with rare roast lamb.

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Within 10 miles of Hattersley Wines, Bakewell, Derbyshire

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