110 Ratings
Château d’Armailhac

Wine Details



Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) The wine has a fine colour, dark and deep with a purple-violet tint. The bouquet, already open and expansive, contains suggestions of oak agreeably mingled with red fruit and blackcurrant aromas. In the mouth, roundness combines with a solid tannic structure on ripe fruit flavours and well-integrated oak. The rich flavours and full tannins are expressed in a long, harmonious, complete finish, revealing a wine of considerable potential.

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  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
  • 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.