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

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) A dense plum/purple color is followed by a supple, evolved, medium-bodied wine revealing an elegant bouquet of red and black currants, charcoal, toast and earth. Enjoy this impressive 2008 over the next 12-15 years.

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    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."

    over 8 years
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    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

    about 7 years
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    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.

    about 8 years
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    2011-2025 91 64% cab sav rest merlot & cab franc

    over 9 years
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    almost 9 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Bright red-ruby. Raspberry, mocha and coffee aromas perked up by pepper, tobacco leaf and fresh herbs. Silky on entry, then suave and refined in the middle palate, with perfumed flavors of redcurrant, leather and peppery herbs. Finishes subtle and persistent, with fine-grained tannins. A very refined claret: this has turned out very well.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (88-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
  • Robert Parker