Château d'Arsac Margaux 2014
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
Owned by art collector Philippe Raoux, who has filled the park of the chateau with impressive sculptures, this estate produces serious and complex wines. This latest release continues in that tradition. It is rich, structured and full of swathes of black fruit. The wine will take time, so wait until 2021.
A light lilac hint leads the way for a core of mixed red and black currant fruit, and a subtle iron echo chimes in through the elegant finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 20,980 cases made.
The 2014 D'Arsac has a pleasant raspberry and briary-scented bouquet, nicely defined with fine mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, a little oakier than I expected with a slightly savory, grippy finish that lingers in the mouth. Robust for a Margaux although it does possess good depth, I would keep this a year in bottle. Tasted September 2016.