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Châteaud'Armailhac 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

"89 points Robert Parker: A firm, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with notes of compost, black currants, espresso roast, and some soy, this medium to full-bodied, relatively powerful and concentrated wine shows elevated levels of tannin which have kept me from pulling the trigger and giving it a higher score. I thought everything seemed better balanced prior to bottling, so perhaps the wine is going through a somewhat angular phase of development. It’s certainly a big, bold, rather aggressively tannic style of d’Armailhac. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019."" (4/05) Steven Tanzer 88: Good ruby-red. Currant, chocolate and mocha on the nose, along with some cooler herbal notes. Juicy, minerally and bright, with a slightly weedy herbaceous character and firm acidity. Ultimately less floral and less dense than the promising 2004. (5/05) Decanter 4 Stars: Rich, sweet, oaky nose, pure blackcurrant fruit, gorgeous. Rich, ripe, succulent, intense, fine acidity. Splendid fruit here, toasty, complex, bold, spicy. Drink 2010-25. (17 points) (3/05) Wine Spectator 87 Aromas of blackberries and licorice follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with slightly austere tannins and a fresh finish. Hollow midpalate. Best after 2006. (JS) (3/05) """

Member Reviews for Châteaud'Armailhac

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
05/22/2010

Nice zesty raspberry tones and brambly fruit with lovely tannin and oak. Vibrant and youthful with a nice, harmonious balance. Drinking great right now! - Tasted at Schreiner's Winers: The Aging Process- Library/Older Wines 5/21/10


Snooth User: teggermont
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4.00 5
04/16/2012

Excellent


External Reviews for Châteaud'Armailhac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A firm, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with notes of compost, black currants, espresso roast, and some soy, this medium to full-bodied, relatively powerful and concentrated wine shows elevated levels of tannin which have kept me from pulling the trigg... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Armailhac, D 750ml


External Review
02/05/2008

Aromas of tobacco and suede leather dominate the nose of this hearty Cabernet-based Bordeaux. Continues onto the palate with graphite and currants. Excellent with beef roasts, steak or hard, aged cow's milk cheeses. Drinks well today but will evolve for years to come.



"89 points Robert Parker: A firm, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with notes of compost, black currants, espresso roast, and some soy, this medium to full-bodied, relatively powerful and concentrated wine shows elevated levels of tannin which have kept me from pulling the trigger and giving it a higher score. I thought everything seemed better balanced prior to bottling, so perhaps the wine is going through a somewhat angular phase of development. It’s certainly a big, bold, rather aggressively tannic style of d’Armailhac. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019."" (4/05) Steven Tanzer 88: Good ruby-red. Currant, chocolate and mocha on the nose, along with some cooler herbal notes. Juicy, minerally and bright, with a slightly weedy herbaceous character and firm acidity. Ultimately less floral and less dense than the promising 2004. (5/05) Decanter 4 Stars: Rich, sweet, oaky nose, pure blackcurrant fruit, gorgeous. Rich, ripe, succulent, intense, fine acidity. Splendid fruit here, toasty, complex, bold, spicy. Drink 2010-25. (17 points) (3/05) Wine Spectator 87 Aromas of blackberries and licorice follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with slightly austere tannins and a fresh finish. Hollow midpalate. Best after 2006. (JS) (3/05) """

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