AOC Côtes de Castillon Clos Puy Arnaud
For one of the best wines Bordeaux can offer, look no further than this one! With an immense palate, highly concentrated notes of cassis, and firm, ripe tannins, this wine is the ideal vintage to show off class and elegance. You'll love the hint of clove in the aftertaste, as well as the notes of blackberry, cedar, forest floor, and licorice. There's even touch of incense in this opulent wine, which only tastes better the longer it is allowed to age. This biodynamic Bordeaux with its intense fruit character is the perfect wine to go with venison.
'This stunning wine, with black/purple color, exhibits notes of blackberry, licorice, incense, forest floor and cedar along with a hint of toasty oak. The wine is opulent, even sumptuous in texture, has stunning purity and a provocative 45+ second finish. This is another over-achieving Castillon that should drink well for at least a decade or more.' 92 points Robert Parker, Feb 2012 (2009 vintage)
'Polished plum fruit here, very pure, aromatic and lifted, dark and spicy, with plum-skin grip. A supple palate, very elegant and silky texture, with quite firm and lightly grainy tannins coming in underneath. It has the ripe and sweet polish of the vintage, giving it a very appealing character, and it is expansive, with a gritty structure to it that appeals. There is purity and depth from the Cabernet Franc showing here. 17/20' TheWineDoctor.com May 2012
Bordeaux Rive Droite - Clos Puy Arnaud
Top quality Castillon estate which neighbours Saint Émilion and more importantly enjoys the same limestone plateau of soil. Former jazz musician and owner Thierry Valette farms his 15 hectares organically and biodynamically, allowing the wines to shine with original fruit expression that is pure in every sense.