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51 Ratings
Château d'Armailhac Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details

Region

PauillacBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) "Abundant tannin in addition to a deep ruby/purple hue, superb purity, and a lovely texture are found in this delicious Pauillac. One of the finest d'Armailhacs I have ever tasted, it is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that achieved an amazing 13.3% natural alcohol. Aromas of black currants, creamy oak, and earth emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort. It should be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will last for two decades or more."...

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.