Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.275 ratings
9.123 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
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
Web Bond

Weak showing. Very industrial character. Snow goose medallions were the highlight.

Weak showing. Very industrial character. Snow goose medallions were the highlight.

May 13th, 2018
Web Bond

Unmistakable Pauillac character; only moderate depth, complexity; and more noticeable brett than I desire.

Unmistakable Pauillac character; only moderate depth, complexity; and more noticeable brett than I desire.

Oct 10th, 2016
Rachel Van Til

Got to taste this on amazing generosity. Tannins and structure softening enough to meld with the intense and powerful aroma and palate. Gorgeous.

Got to taste this on amazing generosity. Tannins and structure softening enough to meld with the intense and powerful aroma and palate. Gorgeous.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Nick Demos

Plenty of life left in this one. Could go another 10 years.

Plenty of life left in this one. Could go another 10 years.

Jun 28th, 2015
Rob Lateiner

From mag: Brilliant wine. Ripe and elegantly extracted tannins. Dank Cabernet with a multitude of savory qualities that the new world could never achieve. Pungent nose, long smooth body. Light, gorgeous and perfectly balanced. Really taken aback. Concentrated and graphitey. Surprisingly long finish. Much, much better from magnum than a 750 consumed a week later.

From mag: Brilliant wine. Ripe and elegantly extracted tannins. Dank Cabernet with a multitude of savory qualities that the new world could never achieve. Pungent nose, long smooth body. Light, gorgeous and perfectly balanced. Really taken aback. Concentrated and graphitey. Surprisingly long finish. Much, much better from magnum than a 750 consumed a week later.

Dec 10th, 2014
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.3

Great Value if you can find it.

Great Value if you can find it.

Apr 30th, 2013
Pooneet Kant

A bit disappointing to be honest. Nice classic Bordeaux aromatics. But this was secondary at best, with a tragically short and lacking in complexity finish. I guess over the hill, but surprised for a properly stored wine of this caliber and vintage.

A bit disappointing to be honest. Nice classic Bordeaux aromatics. But this was secondary at best, with a tragically short and lacking in complexity finish. I guess over the hill, but surprised for a properly stored wine of this caliber and vintage.

Nov 10th, 2018
Bruce Leboff

Drinking beautifully. No Rough edges well balanced and good fruit.

Drinking beautifully. No Rough edges well balanced and good fruit.

Mar 6th, 2018