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Clos Puy Arnaud, Castillon
Staff Pick
Organic

Clos Puy Arnaud, Castillon - 2011

Item # 33248 750mL
$46.96/ Single Bottle
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$563.52 $507.17/ Case of 12
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Red
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Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

An excellent Bordeaux with great aging potential if you're patient, however it's drinking well today in its youth. The tannic structure is well-balanced with the black fruit aromas. Aged in barrique and meant for the cellar, but you can always decant and enjoy tonight.


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Staff Pick Notes

This is a fanfare for earthy red wine! A humble orchestra all playing in harmony. Fresh green herbs, sandalwood, floral perfume, dried cassis, and even a little game meat. This wine is at an excellent midpoint in life, showing juicy fruit but also exotic tertiary notes. Sip this throughout the evening and let the aroma slowly trellis out of the glass. Rub down some lamb with herbs from your garden and revel in the truth that wine comes from the ground.

- SD

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