One of the oldest wine estates in the Medoc, Chateau d'Arsac has a rich and eventful history that can be traced back over 900 years; in the 16th century it was owned by Thomas de Montaigne, brother of the famous philosopher. Since 1986 it has been owned by Philippe Raoux, under whose direction it has rediscovered its wine-producing vocation as well as the "Margaux" appellation for half of its vineyards. Le Kid d’Arsac is the chateau’s second wine. In this vintage a blend a 72/28 blend of Cabernet and Merlot, the wine is distinguished by a smooth and ample attack with fine and melted tannins.
From a Château and winery that lay in ruins 35 years ago, winemaker Philippe Raoux has overseen a dramatic makeover. He acquired many more vines, and managed to have the majority promoted to Margaux AOC. This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on gravel brown soil is vinified in stainless steel. Aging takes place half in new French oak barrels, and half in stainless vats for one year. This full-bodied, structured, fruit-forward dry red has toasted notes of spice. Pair with roasted wild boar.