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121 Ratings
Château d’Armailhac Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

"Big, juicy wine. Intensely grapey. Gushing with fruit. Full-bodied and chewy. Smoky and gamy. Armailhac gets better and better."

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    The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores: Critic Score When to drink Wine Spectator 90/100 CellarTracker 89/100 (81 notes) Stephen Tanzer 89/100 Jean Marc Quarin 88/100 Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 2010 to 2018 Bettane et Desseauve 16/20 2010 to 2020 Decanter 4/5 2008 to 2020 Very good deep velvety colour, ripe Cabernet fruit but showing a rather firm edge, needs to gain richness to be as attractive as previous vintages, but good quality. Ready2006-2015.

    over 7 years
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    Little old for my liking. Snail tasting and not my favorite

    over 3 years
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    91 2007-2020 5th Cru 58% cab sav 42% merlot

    almost 9 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    "This continues to be one of the most seductive and luscious d’Armailhacs I have ever tasted. It may be my favorite vintage of d’Armailhac. Opaque purple-colored, this blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot has surprisingly good acidity with the high Merlot content and high tannin, but an expressive, opulent mid-texture and loads of charcoal-infused, cedary, black currant fruit intermixed with spice box, dried herbs, and espresso notes. The wine is full-bodied, sweet, and expansive. Antic...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Full ruby-red. Aromas of blackcurrant, smoke and roasted, nutty oak. Concentrated and sweet but in the process of shutting down. Impressively dark, primary flavors of cassis, violet and bitter chocolate supported by sound acids. A rich but slightly medicinal wine that is no doubt better than it's showing today.
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