In a truly great Bordeaux vintage, lesser known properties can produce wines to rival those of the big names. From one of the flagship properties of the Mähler-Besse family (owners of Cru Classé Château Palmer) this is a rich, age worthy claret.
Bordeaux's2010 vintage took everyone by surprise. No one expected it to equal, let alone better, the superb 2009, yet it did just that. At the top level, the wines reveal beautiful ripeness and elegant structure, with layers of complexity unfolding as they evolve in the glass. Here you can enjoy all that without paying the premium for a classed growth. A little property of just nine hectares in the Haut-Médoc, Château d,Arche has been run by the Mähler-Besse family since 1994. Their winemaker trained under the cellar master of their top property, Château Palmer, and works to the same high standards. This fine, barrel aged claret is delicious now but will mature gracefully for years to come. Enjoy with grilled red meats and mature cheeses.