Cost: $37.00 (Clearance price $29.65)
Grape Variety: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Chateau D’Arsac
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: A cloudy medium+ garnet to ruby in colour with a medium minus intense nose.
An easy drinking Bordeaux wine that is worth the clearance price.
Positives: This wine is more in the tertiary phase presenting soft oak, mushroom, sage, turmeric, thyme, fennel, leather, graphite, arugula with some blackberry, plum and dark cherry. Medium body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Interesting Notes: Chateau D’Arsac has an interesting concept by having a wine maker throughout the world carve out his/her knish by using their technique from start to finish, but the only constant is that it comes from the terroir of Chateau D’Arsac. This is Cuvée 3 comes from the Italian winemaker Andrea Franchetti, whose picture is on the label. On a blind I would have guessed it to be a Tuscan IGT wine.
Drink now on its own or pair it with Beef Wellington.
Tasted: 4 May 13
Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5 (Clearance price 9/10) Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+