(2000 Vintage) "Big, juicy wine. Intensely grapey. Gushing with fruit. Full-bodied and chewy. Smoky and gamy. Armailhac gets better and better."
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.
Little old for my liking. Snail tasting and not my favorite
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.