2005 Chateau L' Arrosee 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 90
Jeff Leve: 92
Red Wine


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"Displays rich, impressive aromas of toasty oak, coffee and meat, with fruity undertones. Full-bodied, with a spicy, fruity palate. There's lots of coffee, meat and berry character on the finish. Balanced and very pretty. Best after 2012. 2,915 cases made.–JS " (WS)

"A Bordeaux that seems to have a Burgundian personality, L’Arrosée’s 2005 displays elegance and finesse, with sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, hints of minerality and earth, but soft tannin, a lush, medium-bodied style, and impressive concentration, purity and overall texture. By no means a blockbuster (in a vintage that produced almost endless numbers of them), this wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 15-20 years." (WA)

"Medium red. Sexy aromas of redcurrant, graphite and smoky, nutty oak. Supple, lush and soft but with harmonious acidity giving shape to the currant and smoke flavors. One senses some thoroughly ripe cabernet here. Finishes with sweet tannins, lingering red fruits and good cut. The best vintage in a long time for this chateau." (VM)

"Flowers, licorice, black raspberry, spice and earthy with a hint of oak make up a nice perfume. Never the most concentrated St. Emilion , this medium bodied wine is all about finesse and elegance, with soft, supple textures and a long, silky, red and black fruit filled finish. Give it a few more years to develop more aromatic complexity. 92 points - Tasted Oct 10, 2011" (JL)