2011 D'Arche Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • JS 92
  • WE 92
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 D'Arche Sauternes Blend

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A gutsy powerful style offering lots of apricot dried mango and peach flavors with a richly layered finish of toasted almond bitter orange and quince paste.-J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Intense botrytis character with dried oranges and lemons that follow through to a full body with medium sweetness and an intense finish.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
This wine has yeasty aromas and a light character that brings out springy acidity before the dry botrytis. It is still forming itself around the dry core, waiting to become generous and rich. Drink from 2019.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Dark yellow-gold. Aromas of white flowers peach nectar mirabelle and nutmeg are complicated by spicy botrytis. Spicy and rich on the palate with viscous if not overly complex flavors of candied stone fruits and ginger. ... Dark yellow-gold. Aromas of white flowers peach nectar mirabelle and nutmeg are complicated by spicy botrytis. Spicy and rich on the palate with viscous if not overly complex flavors of candied stone fruits and ginger. The finishing peach and spice flavors linger impressively showing a smoky nuance.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château d’Arche 2011 does not quite match my expectations from barrel, though it remains a commendable contribution to the vintage. It has a waxy bouquet with... Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château d’Arche 2011 does not quite match my expectations from barrel, though it remains a commendable contribution to the vintage. It has a waxy bouquet with dried peach and dried mango intermingling with spice and orange blossom scents. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and a decent level of botrytis. - Neal Martin
JJB 92
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% semillon 20% sauvignon blanc. Vines are planted on mixed clay gravel soils atop limestone bedrock. Barrel fermented then aged in a combination of 66% new and 33% one-year-old oak. A deep gold color this shows ripe... 80% semillon 20% sauvignon blanc. Vines are planted on mixed clay gravel soils atop limestone bedrock. Barrel fermented then aged in a combination of 66% new and 33% one-year-old oak. A deep gold color this shows ripe pineapple apricot and peach aromas with accents of mango and coconut. This is large in scale on the palate with powerful ripe stone fruits and marmalade quince paste and ginger spice on the finish. Nice acidity keeps the richness this in check. Drink now through 2025.