Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Clos Puy Arnaud, CÔTES-DE-CASTILLON
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon.
A burst of ripe berry fruit on the nose, this has the most gorgeous depth of expression. More tannic than in many years, but not bitter or tight. An excellent wine, walking the line of power and sappy juice. Purity of fruit expression is clear. 3.32pH. Certified biodynamic.10% new oak the rest in large sized oak vats and amphora. Unfiltered and unfined. 94/100 Jane Anson, Decanter.
The 2020 Clos Puy Arnaud is one of the great wines of this vintage. Rich, deep and exquisitely layered. Clos Puy Arnaud shows how compelling Côtes de Castillon can be. Inky red fruit, blood orange, spice and mocha all race across the palate. Silky tannins wrap around the plush inviting finish. The saline energy and precision here is just unreal. The 2020 was aged in a combination of barrels of different sizes and 1/3 amphora. This is a wine of tremendous character and personality. 95/100 Antonio Galloni.
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2036