We sipped a bottle at Aureole New York City during a fantabulous lunch and after several excellent glasses. Outstanding!!! This wine, now called Quintus, will only get better now that Chateau Haut-Brion is at the helm.
A truly excellent and somewhat typical (60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) expression of a reasonably priced St Emilion Gand Cru Classe. Very soft to no tannins, coffee nose. Elegant. Fine. Nice, long finish. Getting even more interesting with age as the finesse shines through, particularly mid-palate and finish.
Dinner without a Bordeaux often happens, but rarely should. We decided something a bit more unique was befitting of our guests from Florida and Latvia, thus the Chateau L’Arrosee 2000. A truly excellent and somewhat typical (60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) expression of a reasonably priced St Emilion Gand Cru Classe, we rank this heavy, dark fruit and equally elegant drop high among the entire region’s offering. Now that the vineyard has been acquired by Chateau Haut-Brion (I believe in 2013), we expect even greater future sipping as Jean-Philippe's team works its magic!!!
Seemed overly mature for it's age. Smooth but not much fruit. Tobacco, dried cherry, earth, oak. All of these characteristics are fading. Just a cut above your basic table wine. Couldn't help but feel that this needed a good dose of Canernet Sauvignon. My first time drinking this wine and probably my last. Way overpriced.
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