Chateau d'Arche Sauternes 2005

Dessert from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

Item No. 101840
  • collectible wine
  • WS92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS89
  • RP89
  • 2007
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 vintage is an elegant wine with good concentration. The nose is both complex and harmonious with a dominance of apricot, orange peel and exotic fruit. On the palate, this wine is very expressive with notes of candied fruit, apricot, melon jam and grilled almonds.

A very "pure" wine with light wood. The originality of this vintage comes from a great freshness and an abundent mineral backbone that balances out the concentration.

Critical Acclaim

"Apple pie and lemon tart aromas follow through to a full body, with medium sweetness and a lively, bright finish of citrusy acidity and spiciness. Very young. Powerful. Best after 2012. 4,165 cases made. –JS "
92 Points

Learn About Chateau d'Arche

The Chateau d'Arche is located at the very heart of a 40 hectare vineyard on the small hills surrounding Sauternes. Its unique location allows it to benefit from a particularly favourable climate. The morning mists dispersed by the sun enable the development of Botrytis Cinerea, a bacterium essential for the growth of outstanding Sauternes wines. The vineyard is planted on a...

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Learn About Sauternes and Barsac

(saw-TURN & BAR-sak) Liquid Gold The regions of Sauternes & Barsac are both located southeast of Graves, almost directly south of St-Émilion, and hug the Garonne River as it curves. Both areas are dedicated to producing sweet, white wines. The rains, the mists, the humidity and the climate, all help foster the necessary mold that leads to the unfortified, but lusciously sweet wines...

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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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