Type

Varietal

Country

Region

Subregion

Vintage

Scores

Pairing

Red Wine

Red Blend

France

Bordeaux

2015

JD 91

Arbalest Bordeaux 2015

$

18.99

91
/100
SW

Tasting Notes

"Mostly Merlot blended with 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Arbalest was brought up 16 months in tank and 30% new oak. It offers a perfumed, gorgeous bouquet of plums, incense, spice and hints of forest floor. Full-bodied, ripe and rounded, with a sexy, opulent style, lots of mid-palate depth, and a great finish, it's well worth your time and money and is a smoking deal at 20 bucks. This wine comes from a collaboration between winemaker Benoit Touquette and importer/distributor Kimberly Jones." -JD

About

From the highly regarded winemaker from Hartwell, Realm, Kata and Fait Main (Teeter Totter) comes an absurd value. The inaugural release of the Arbalest is a project involving winemaker Benoit Touquette and importer/distributor Kimberly Jones. And then Steve Mnuchin had to get in the game and the paparazzi blew the top off the incredible wine.