Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1895 ratings
9.0172 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

Posting my review from a few months back as my experience was the exact same.

Very ripe and integrated. Full spectrum of red and black fruit, cassis, pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather on the nose. Structure was still very solid with plenty of tannins at the finish to keep this upright. Round on the palate...dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum, cardamom and muddled raspberries. Drinking really well but will probably hold in this window for a few years.

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

Posting my review from a few months back as my experience was the exact same.

Very ripe and integrated. Full spectrum of red and black fruit, cassis, pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather on the nose. Structure was still very solid with plenty of tannins at the finish to keep this upright. Round on the palate...dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum, cardamom and muddled raspberries. Drinking really well but will probably hold in this window for a few years.

Sep 11th, 2019
Web Bond

Just tasting this after being opened on June 21st, 2019. Supposedly the cellars will eventually be renovated. South facing vineyards. Less fresh and less precise than Clerc Milon 2016.

Just tasting this after being opened on June 21st, 2019. Supposedly the cellars will eventually be renovated. South facing vineyards. Less fresh and less precise than Clerc Milon 2016.

Jun 24th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Was only able to enjoy this at pop and pour and had to leave after half the bottle, but it didn’t need a lot of coaxing. Very ripe and integrated. Full spectrum of red and black fruit, cassis, pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather on the nose. Structure was still very solid with plenty of tannins at the finish to keep this upright. Round on the palate...dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum, cardamom and muddled raspberries. Drinking really well but will probably hold in this window for a few years.

Was only able to enjoy this at pop and pour and had to leave after half the bottle, but it didn’t need a lot of coaxing. Very ripe and integrated. Full spectrum of red and black fruit, cassis, pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather on the nose. Structure was still very solid with plenty of tannins at the finish to keep this upright. Round on the palate...dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum, cardamom and muddled raspberries. Drinking really well but will probably hold in this window for a few years.

May 7th, 2019
Jason Li

Too young

Too young

Mar 3rd, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Corked

Feb 5th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Medium to full bodied, dense and very good structure, black currants, earth, tobacco, graphite and cedar with hints of espresso and a silky smooth finish with soft tannins.

Medium to full bodied, dense and very good structure, black currants, earth, tobacco, graphite and cedar with hints of espresso and a silky smooth finish with soft tannins.

Feb 4th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Beautiful bright red florals nose. Bright light & dark ripe, red fruits. Stones, rich earth, showing lots of wood early, great acidity and nicely polished finish.

Beautiful bright red florals nose. Bright light & dark ripe, red fruits. Stones, rich earth, showing lots of wood early, great acidity and nicely polished finish.

Jan 26th, 2019
Ron R
9.5

Still strutting its stuff. Round, but textured. Great fruit profile with character and depth. Sage and tobacco, with ripe black fruits. Perfect weight on the mid-palate. Awesome juice!
This came from
@Mo Salem’s cellar. Thank you, Mo.

Still strutting its stuff. Round, but textured. Great fruit profile with character and depth. Sage and tobacco, with ripe black fruits. Perfect weight on the mid-palate. Awesome juice!
This came from
@Mo Salem’s cellar. Thank you, Mo.

Jan 6th, 2019
James Forsyth

Very giving. Dark cherries, tobacco, black tea, leather, smoke.

Very giving. Dark cherries, tobacco, black tea, leather, smoke.

Nov 8th, 2018
James Forsyth

Plush and giving. Blue fruit, plums, spice, tobacco. Lovely soft velvet structure.

Plush and giving. Blue fruit, plums, spice, tobacco. Lovely soft velvet structure.

Nov 8th, 2018