A very toasty but integrated style, with warm espresso and mocha leading the way for a really supple palate of black currant, plum sauce and cassis flavors. The toast holds a slight lead on the finish, leaving a slightly cedary dusting, but this is lengthy and dense enough to hold on while it melds in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A supple, lighter style of wine in 2010, the 2010 L’Arrosee is stylish and medium to full-bodied, with seductive notes of black cherries, cranberries and mulberries. Some oak is present, but this is a mid-weight, savory, broad and disarming wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.
Another fine effort from this consistent estate. Fresh and floral on the nose with well-integrated oak adding complexity. Long and linear in structure but rich on the mid-palate. Harmonious.
One of the finest sites in Saint Emillion. In October of 2013, Domaine Clarence Dillon announced the acquistion of Chateau L'Arrosee by its wholly owned subsidary, Quintus SAS. Prince Robert of Luxembourg (President of Quintus SAS) believes that "this merger of equals will prove the whole can be greater than two parts."