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Clos Puy Arnaud, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, 2014


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Lively and vivacious, this impressive win from the challenging 2014 vintage is already drinking well. 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Clos Puy Arnaud has a history of winemaking dating back to the 1800's, but its purchase by Thierry Valette in 2000 marks a definitive shift for the winery that put it on the map. The name Valette might sound familiar to you, Thierry used to be joint owner of the famous Chateau Pavie before he sold it in the early 2000's, so making high quality, first growth Bordeaux was already second nature.

Thierry also envisioned something different for his new winery. He wanted his wines to have a unique character and personality, and decided this is only done with major changes starting in the vineyard. So he started working with famous biodynamic and organic vineyard expert Stéphane Derenoncourt, before eventually joining forces with Anne Calderoni, who took the estate 100% certified biodynamic in 2008.

Based in the Cotes des Castillon, Puy Arnaud boasts some of the best terroir in the region. Soils are composed of mainly limestone and clay, but they are located on the top of the Castillon plateau and the limestone there is unique. It is known as asteries, which is the hardest type of limestone found in nature.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 92
"The 2014 Clos Puy Arnaud is terrific. Sweet red cherry, wild flowers, mint and white pepper give the wine a level of aromatic dimension that it did not show when it was in barrel. Silky, perfumed and exceptionally polished, the 2014 is simply impeccable today. A rush of dark red cherry and pomegranate fruit adds the closing shades of nuance in this striking, understated red. Clos Puy Arnaud is one of the sleepers of the vintage. The blend is 60 % Merlot, 35 % Cabernet Franc and 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 90
"The 2014 Clos Puy Arnaud has a ripe and pure bouquet with black cherries, iodine and violet aromas that do not hold back...and nor do you want them to. The palate is well balanced with succulent ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit, a crisp line of acidity, citrus fresh with a pretty finish. I love the hint of blood orange on the aftertaste! This is a cut above its peers and comes recommended." -Robert Parker

Wine Enthusiast

WE 91
"Owner Thierry Valette has been around the Right Bank (the family owned Pavie and owns Troplong Mondot) and, as a consultant, the world. Here he offers a delicious juicy wine with fine tannins and ripe red fruits. It has mint and spice perfumes along with balanced acidity."


  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot

  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Aromatic , Elegant , Tannic

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Full Bodied

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