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Chateau d'Arcole, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France 2018

Bordeaux, France


Tasting Notes

A rich nose with intense aromas of black fruits. On the palate, it is silky with ripe tannins and excellent length. This is an exceptionally impressive St Emilion from a truly great vineyard.

Food Matches

Hard cheese, Game & Roast lamb

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red Wine

Vintage 2018

Style Full & Rich Reds

Country France

Region Bordeaux

Grower Name Chateau d'Arcole

Grape Variety Merlot

ABV 13.50%

Closure Natural Cork

Bottle Size 150cl

Allergens Sulphites

Method Vegan



Chateau d'Arcole

Chateau d'Arcole

The château is named after the battle of Pont d’Arcole where Véronique’s ancestor Jean Barthe fought with Napoleon as he chalked up his first victory. On account of the fact that they were both married on the same day, Napoleon gave Jean some gold coins with which he bought his first vines in Bordeaux and Chateau d’Arcole was created.… Read More

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Bordeaux is a region in south-west France bisected by the river Gironde Estuary, producing high quality red, white and sweet wines. The region can be split into two distinct styles on different sides of the river, 'left bank' and 'right bank'. On the left bank the vineyards are typically free-draining gravel soils, while the right bank has a higher… Read More

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Merlot is a red grape variety, famous for its use in the great wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion on Bordeaux's right bank and now of immense popularity the world over, competing with Cabernet Sauvignon as the most planted black grape. It is used both as a single varietal where it produces wines of a fruit-driven nature, with soft and ripe black fruit flavours and gentle… Read More

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