This a deep red color with purple reflections. The nose is very clean and powerful with smoky aromas. The wine opens up with more complex notes of red fruits and spices backed up by toasted aromas. The attack is lively and concentrated, marked by blackcurrant and chocolate with notes of vanilla. Elegant with very round tannins, it is well balanced with a very long finish.
Robert Parker"This special project of the Bordeaux negociant, Bordeaux Millesimes (called Once Upon a Wine), and its proprietor, Dominique Renard, was originally labeled 'The Winemakers' Collection, Episode 1,' but the name had to be changed. As I wrote last year, in each vintage, one of the world's greatest winemakers (Michel Rolland in 2005 and Denis Dubordieu in 2006) is chosen to focus on a single parcel of a given terroir, in this case, Chateau d'Arsac. Five-thousand cases will be produced in 2005, and e...