(2004 Vintage) The 2004 is a very seductive wine, displaying aromas of cassis, black cherries, pomegranite and cedary oak. Medium bodied and boasting soft ripe tannins.
Drink 2009-2025. Parker 91: "This impressive Pauillac is performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Made by the staff at Mouton Rothschild, it is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of grilled meats, subtle herbs, coffee, black currants, and a hint of camphor. The sweetness of the tannins, full-bodied mouthfeel, and stunning length, all in gorgeous symmetry, suggest this is one of the finest d’Armailhacs yet made. Moreover, it is still reasonably priced by the standards of this region. Anticipated maturity: now-2025."
August 31st, 2013 苔生した林を抜けるとそこは小宇宙。大人が嗜むダークチョコの中にもストロベリー・カシスの甘みの感じられる。いつ飲んでも裏切らない一本 July 13th, 2013 深みがあるが光にさらすと綺麗な赤煉瓦。多重構造の深い味わいだがバランスが取れている。熟成の途中にあるも、取っ付きやすい女性的な微笑みを返してくれた。コスパも優れた非常に優れた一本。Apr '13
WS 89-91 points: Lovely licorice and currant aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a soft, fruity finish. Nicely done for the vintage.
2011-2025 91 64% cab sav rest merlot & cab franc
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.