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114 Ratings
Château d’Armailhac Pauillac

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) A dense plum/purple color is followed by a supple, evolved, medium-bodied wine revealing an elegant bouquet of red and black currants, charcoal, toast and earth. Enjoy this impressive 2008 over the next 12-15 years.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Deep red-ruby. Currant, blueberry, leather, graphite and nutty oak on the nose. Silky-sweet and large-scaled for this wine, with perfectly integrated acidity and a deep minerality leavening the wine's volume. This boasts terrific volume and finishes with sweet tannins and excellent racy length. Getting better and better in barrel.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) Given its vintage and the success of its neighbors, this slightly underfilled offering must be considered as something of disap-pointnment. Narrow and fairly tight-fisted, but never suggesting that it has the fruit that will allow it to blossom with time, it is instead a bit thin and fades away early.
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2007 Vintage) Good deep ruby-red. Blueberry, cassis and bitter chocolate on the perfumed nose, lifted by violet . Juicy, spicy and nicely delineated, with good energy and tension in the mouth. Acids are nicely ripe. Finishes with fairly fine tannins and hints of leather and tobacco.