This exceptional estate last sold wine under its own name in 2012. Since then the domaine has belonged to Clarence Dillon (Château Haut Brion and Château La Mission Haut Brion), and its wine has been sold under the name Château Quintus. The terroir around the estate is exceptional, with a high proportion of limestone and chalk soils – so Château L'Arrosée will always be very cool, fresh and highly aromatic. Even in hot years like 2009 or 2010 they do not seem overloaded, extracted or overripe. This wine proves that Merlot can not only make rich, fruity and opulent wines, but is also capable of elegance and finesse. This makes L'Arrosée a great alternative for lovers of Burgundies: it should feature in any carefully selected wine cellar.