Chateau d'Armailhac 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends
from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
A deep red with violet highlights, Chateau d'Armailhac is a wine in the classic mould. The nose displays fruity morello cherry aromas lifted by delicate touches of roasted coffee and vanilla.
From a forthright and elegant attack, the palate develops red fruit flavors underpinned by highly elegant, silky tannins. Round and full-bodied, the wine offers a long and lingering finish.
"This may be the finest d’Armailhac I have ever tasted. Made in a textured, full-bodied, sumptuous style, it is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and the balance primarily Cabernet Franc with a tiny dosage of Petit Verdot. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue along with floral, red and black currant, cedar, and spice characteristics. Deep, medium to full-bodied, and impressively pure as well as long, it should drink well for 25 years.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points"
The Wine Advocate
"Deliciously fruity, with chocolate notes and acidity. The wine has dense, but soft tannins that merge seamlessly into the black fruits. It is ripe, sweet, densely juicy."
"This has density, structure and drive, offering seriously dark baker's chocolate, plum, currant and fig flavors all wound up tightly by singed cedar, tar and dark tapenade notes, with a tight, mineral-driven finish. Needs a little time to unwind. Best from 2013 through 2023."
"Moderately saturated dark red. Expressive nose offers redcurrant, tobacco leaf, licorice and cedar. A spicy, energetic midweight with enticing sweetness to its juicy raspberry, redcurrant and tree bark flavors. Finishes with serious dusty tannins and lovely lingering red berry flavor. "
International Wine Cellar
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