The 2009 d’Arche has a mellow, refined bouquet with white flower scents infusing the dried honey, leesy and Golden Delicious aromas. The palate is well balanced with a viscous entry, a fine bead of acidity, quite pure and tensile with a penetrating and lively finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
95 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Mar 2019)
Pale gold colored, the 2009 D'Arche gives up compelling scents of pineapple upside down cake, applesauce, peach preserves and almond croissant with a touch of lemon curd. Elegant and understated in the mouth, the palate provides lovely purity and restraint with a wonderfully harmonious finish.
94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Mar 2019)
A solid wine with dried lemons, caramel, tarte tatin and peach pie character. Full and dense with racy acidity and a long, sweet finish. Very classy. Better in 2015.
94 points, James Suckling (May 2013)