71 Ratings
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac

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(1999 Vintage) Looking for a great deal in Bordeaux? Look no farther - this has got to be one of the steals of the century. Dark and rich, just starting to drink beautifully, try a glass of this nectar with grilled mushrooms and medium rare steak. "Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, violets and currants lead to this full-bodied wine with velvety tannins. Lovely finish delivers a juicy berry aftertaste. One of the best buys of the vintage."Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2002

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    clear medium intensity ruby clean nose floral black currants plums vanilla oak low acidity medium tannin dry well balanced

    over 6 years
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    dry, medium acidity medium body medium nose, berry, oak medium acidity, medium body berry, liquorice

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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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.