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. 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

  • 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

  • 2015

    VINTAGE 2015

    TASTING NOTES

    Argadens 2015 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 2017.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Gold medal - Concours Général Agricole - Paris 2017
    Silver medal - Concours de Bordeaux 2017

  • 2016

    VINTAGE 2016

    TASTING NOTES

    A nice dark garnet red colour with ligths showing the richness of this exceptional vintage. The complex and expressive bouquet is a harmonious mixture of dark red fruits aromas and very elegant oaky notes. It is a crisp and sappy wine which offers sweetness and richness on the palate The Cabernets add the necessary freshness to enhance the pleasant tannins of the Merlots. A wine with very good balance which offers a lot of pleasure after several years in the cellars.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2019. 5 to 10 years aging potential.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Gold medal - Concours des Grands Vins de France - Mâcon 2019
    Bronze medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

  • 2017

    VINTAGE 2017

    TASTING NOTES

    Deep ruby red. A rich, expressive bouquet with notes of red-berried fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with highlights of oak. The palate is rounded, ample and flavourful, displaying remarkable freshness. The harmonious balance of the tannins, which imparts fine aromatic length with a predominantly fruity back-of-palate, is to be savoured. One of the great achievements of the 2017 vintage, a very fine wine that stands out by virtue of its freshness and vibrancy.

    AGEING

    Best enjoyed 3 to 4 years after cellaring, but will keep a few years longer.