Château Argadens AOC Bordeaux Supérieur Red - Technical sheet

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Château Argadens

AOC Bordeaux Supérieur Red

Since acquiring Château Argadens, the Sichel family has put in place a vast renovation program, with the aim of making the wine a benchmark within the Bordeaux category. After 12 months in oak barrels, Argadens red is thoroughly modern Bordeaux with lots of concentrated fruit and an attractive, supple balance. Not surprisingly, it gets consistently high marks in tastings and competitions. Château Argadens also makes a white wine.

Technical sheets

  • 2008

    VINTAGE 2008

    TASTING NOTES

    Clad in deep ruby red with garnet tints, this wine offers fine, elegant aromas of ripe red fruit with vanilla notes. The palate is ample and round, with a densely tannic structure and a deliciously lingering fruity back-of-palate.

    AGEING

    At its best from 2011. This wine has an ageing capacity of 5-6 years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Commended (International Wine Challenge 2012)
    88 - Wine Spectator

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    With its dark, almost black, garnet hue, Château Argadens 2010 is beautiful to behold. The nose offers an intense, complex array of aromas with toasty notes from the oak underpinning ripe fruit and spicy notes setting off the whole. An impressively ample palate, rich, with soft, elegant tannins and a very, very long finish – a very fine Bordeaux without any doubt.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2014.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Siver medal - Concours de Bordeaux 2012
    Bronze medal - Concours Général Agricole - Paris 2012

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    Nearly black, with tints of deep purple. The rather complex nose combines ripe red fruits with vanilla and cocoa-like notes developed during elevage. The front-of-palate is ample and generous, with a perceptible but remarkably well integrated tannic base. The harmonious alliance of fruit and tannin make this an elegant wine of great finesse.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2014.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Bronze Medal - Decanter Worl Wine Awards 2014

  • 2012

    VINTAGE 2012

    TASTING NOTES

    Clad in a beautiful hue of garnet, this wine has a rich, open bouquet that reveals intense aromas of ripe, concentrated black-berried fruit and elegant oak. The same impression of generous fruit is found on the powerful, rich and chewy palate, which is structured by taut, dense tannins and lingers to a long, ample and spicy finish.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2015.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Gold medal - Concours de Bordeaux 2015
    Bronze medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
    Bronze medal - Concours Général Agricole Paris 2014

  • 2013

    VINTAGE 2013

    TASTING NOTES

    This 2003 is deep, almost opaque in colour. The same intensity is apparent on the nose, which, although still young, reveals great complexity of red and berry fruits and heady oak aromas which lift the nose rather than dominate it. The palate is balanced and well-structured with a fine, elegant finish of great length. In short, everything that one would expect of a top quality Bordeaux.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2016.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Gold medal - Concours des Grands Vins de France - Mâcon 2016
    Gold medal - Concours de Bordeaux 2016

  • 2014

    VINTAGE 2014

    TASTING NOTES

    Beautiful, brilliant garnet colour. The nose is fine and delicate with aromas of black fruit, tobacco and vanilla. The palate is generous and smooth, with velvety tannins imparting outstanding balance. The finish is rich yet gentle at the same time, with more oaky flavours on the back of palate. A very fine wine, with all the signs of beautifully ripened grapes and perfectly mastered ageing.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2017

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Silver medal - Concours International des Vins de Lyon 2017