Chateau Armailhac, 5th Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac, 2010, 75cl

108.00
144.00 /L

Segu: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Wine Spectator – 93 Points

Dense, juicy and inviting, with bouncy briar, blackberry, steeped black currant and melted black licorice notes framed by roasted apple wood and graphite notes. The finish courses along with good definition. Energetic and tempting, but the gripping, iron-laden finish will benefit from cellaring.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 92 Points

Tasted at the château, the 2010 D’Armailhac has a fabulous, opulent bouquet, with black cherries, boysenberry, almond and hints of cooked meat as it dabbles with secondary aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, with bold tannin, grippy in the mouth and immense weight. This is a very structured d’Armailhac, although it probably does not possess the finesse of the 2016, which I tasted alongside. There is great density here—tensile and bold, with a grippy finish. It is a long-term prospect. Tasted April 2017.

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