d'Armailhac Pauillac 2009 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
R1,750
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‘Plenty of ripe cassis and chocolate with a hint of smoke on the nose lead you into a ripe and velvety Pauillac that now gives a lot of pleasure thanks to the excellent harmony and good length. Drink or hold.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 93/100

‘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.’ – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 93/100

‘Some austerity is still evident here, even after 10 years. There are ripe cassis notes and rich aromatics, held in at this point by those big Pauillac tannins. Good typicity but a touch subdued.’ – Jane Anson, Decanter, 92/100

‘The 2009 d’Armailhac has a lovely bouquet with ample blackberry, boysenberry, graphite and light mint aromas - very Pauillac and very well focused. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, moderate acidity, good depth and very grippy. It is not the most complex Pauillac in this group but there is fine persistence with pure black cherry and hints of cassis towards the finish. Fine. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 92/100

‘The finest d’Armailhac I have tasted to date, the 2009 is largely Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) blended with a big wallop of Merlot (25%) and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Its dense purple color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of asphalt, black currants, mocha, barbecue smoke, cedar and spice. This medium to full-bodied, well-made, impressively endowed Pauillac should drink well for 20+ years.’ – Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate, 92/100

‘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.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100

More Information
Condition Secondary market
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
Variety Blend
Rating JS 93
Producer information Château d’Armailhac was once a part of Château Mouton Rothschild, as we know it today. The estate gets its name from the two d’Armailhacq brothers who first owned the land. After many years, the d’Armailhacq family fell into debt, and the construction of the château on the property had to come to an end. Today, the château is still only half complete, and has become part of the tradition of d’Armailhac.
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