Château d’Arche 2008 – Sauternes, Grand Cru Classé 

Château d’Arche 2008 – Sauternes, Grand Cru Classé 

The nose is elegant, gourmand, rich and offers freshness, a slight intensity as well as concentration. It reveals notes of candied kumquat, quince and small notes of dried citrus zests associated with slight touches of mirabelle plum, honey, gingerbread as well as very discreet hints of white flowers and an imperceptible hint of white pepper (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced, elegant and offers a beautiful minerality, freshness, a beautiful precision, suavity, gourmandise, a beautiful acidulous frame, juiciness as well as a small tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of candied lemon, candied mirabelle plum and small notes of dried apricot combined with small touches of honey, red apple, spices as well as discreet hints of vanilla and a hint of ripe almond. Good length and persistence. Suave, slightly acidulous and gourmande persistence.

Note (Score): 16.5+/20

Note (Score): 93-94/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Moelleux / Liquoreux (Sweet)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)