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External Reviews for Château d'Armailhac Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
Medium ruby. Spicy, evolving aromas of red fruits, leather and mint. Sweet and lush, with a mellow combination of wood and fruit components complicated by animal and vanillin notes. A nicely textured, rather exuberant wine of modest depth, finishing with light but slightly green tannins. Should be excellent in three or four years.
This is an up and coming Pauillac estate that is making better and better wines. Moreover, they remain realistically priced. Potentially the finest drsquo;Armailhac yet produced, this blend of 42% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 23% Cabernet Franc reveals a roasted coffee, black currant, cedary, toasty bouquet, fleshy, fat, succulent flavors, medium to full body, abundant glycerin, ripe tannin, and low acidity. It is a hedonistic Pauillac fruit bomb that should become more delineated before bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2002ndash;2017.
Juicy red. Plenty of tobacco, berry and currant character in this. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish. Best after 2008.
This fifth-growth, part of the Chacirc;teau Mouton-Rothschild stable of properties, is classic Pauillac, full in body, with big, velvety tannins. It last graced our Top 100 at No. 31 in 1992 with the 1989 vintage.
Located in the north of Pauillac, between Mouton and Pontet-Canet, this 123-acre estate is also part of G.F.A. Baronne Philippine de Rothschild. The aroma balances meaty fruit and mineral scents,; and while the pungent red fruit is always there, the tannins seem to increase their intensity with air. They cover the pure black cherry flavor like a powerful skin, deep and plush with an iron-knuckle punch. The tannins don’t go away, but their inner velvet eventually wins out. This has improved significantly since the en primeur tastings and will continue to evolve for ten to 15 years in the bottle.
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.
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