(90-92)RP..."The basic cuvee, the 2009 Arnauton (98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc) tastes just as good, and has even more punch with 14.5% alcohol. A sleeper of the vintage, its opaque purple hue is followed by sweet aromas of blueberries, blackberries, charcoal, incense, and graphite. Full-bodied, powerful, and layered, like its sibling, it is very impressive, and for the significant difference in price, this would be my choice. Both wines should drink well for two years. (Tasted once.)"
-- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, May 21, 2010