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Domaine de Baron'Arques (2015) 1Btl
2014 began with a particularly mild winter: average temperatures in the first three months of the year were 2 °C higher than normal.
Budbreak came early as a result, starting on 17 March with the Syrah, 12 days earlier than in an average year, and ending on 1 April with the Cabernet Sauvignon.
After a wet and mild April, May and June were cool and dry.
Flowering took place between 2 and 13 June, two days later than in an average year.
July and August were rather cool, with regular rainfall.
Veraison started on 2 August with the Syrah and ended on 27 August with the Cabernet Franc, four days later on average than in a normal year.
September and October were hot and mostly dry, enabling the grapes to ripen fully and in excellent health.
The harvest took place in fine weather in October.
・78% Bordeaux varieties：46% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
・22% Mediterranean varieties：13% Syrah, 9% Malbec
25% new barrels
75% 1- to 3-year-old barrels
The wine has a beautifully clear, dark and deep colour.
The highly refined nose reveals delicate ripe fruit aromas in which bilberry and blackberry mingle harmoniously with judicious oak. Airing adds spice and liquorice notes to this wide array of aromas.
After a fresh and precise attack, elegant tannins coat the palate with a dense and rich texture. Perfectly mature red fruit flavours are set off by attractive peppery and spicy notes, while the long and complex finish reveals attractively intense fruit.
Domaine de Baron'Arques Chardonnay (2015) 1 Btl
☆☆☆Internationally Awarded Champagne! ☆☆☆
■16/20 Guide Revel des Champagnes 2011
■16/20 Guide revel 2013
■Gold Medal Mundus Vini 2012
■Silver Medal International Wine and Spirit Competition 2011
■Silver Medal Sakura Award
■94/100“A superb champagne”Vintage Direct 2011
■ 90/100 : Wine Spectator 2014
■87/100 ALLES UBER CHAMPAGNER 2008
The robe is brilliant straw gold. The effervescence shows great finesse with tiny bubbles in swirling columns. The expressive, fine and fresh nose opens on white flowers aromas (hawthorn) followed by an elegant fruity ambiance with notes of white peach, apricot, hints of citrus fruits and brioche.
Its texture is seductive, fresh and round, well balanced. The first aromas are magnified, joined by intense notes of pear compote and acacia honey.
The final is rich with lovely persistence.
A wonderful, pleasant apéritif, but just as well deliciously accompagning a meal – particularly seafood and grilled fish.