Château d'Arche 2011 Barrel sample White (Sauternes)
92-94. Barrel sample. An impressive wine that has weight and intense botrytis notes. Its acidity gives a delicious lift to its powerful flavors of yellow fruits, tangerines and light wood spices.
Château d'Arche 2005 Barrel sample White (Sauternes)
90-92 Barrel sample. A well-balanced, concentrated wine, full of botrytis flavors: richness, poised honey and lemon. This is going to be an impressive wine for a second growth—in about 10 years—but already shows signs of greatness.
Château d'Arche 2007 White (Sauternes)
A tight wine, its sweet fruit rolling around between the texture of pear skins. There is freshness here, the acidity and the dry botrytis taking away from any huge sweetness.
Château d'Arche 2006 White (Sauternes)
This is certainly a rich wine, the yellow peach flavors ripe and concentrated. But there is also a hard core where the botrytis dominates and makes for a tight character. It is missing charm.