Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.177 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jason Li

Too young

Too young

Mar 3rd, 2019
James Forsyth

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

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

Nov 8th, 2018
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.6

54 cs 29 me 14 cf 2pv 1933 70 ha

54 cs 29 me 14 cf 2pv 1933 70 ha

2 people found it helpfulOct 27th, 2013
Matt Trader

I know this wine will be great in another 10...but I feel like I was getting a glimpse of its plateau this year. 12 wasn't the best year in Pauillac, but I am thoroughly enjoying the vintage across the board of left bank Bordeaux. It was showing that world class Pauillac nose - cigar box, gravelly/loamy soil, and mulled fruit. The pallet is nice and rich but not necessarily fruit forward, exhibiting flavors of stewed black plum, red apple skin, vanilla and espresso bean, and a lovely finish. This also made a great wine for our Cigars.

I know this wine will be great in another 10...but I feel like I was getting a glimpse of its plateau this year. 12 wasn't the best year in Pauillac, but I am thoroughly enjoying the vintage across the board of left bank Bordeaux. It was showing that world class Pauillac nose - cigar box, gravelly/loamy soil, and mulled fruit. The pallet is nice and rich but not necessarily fruit forward, exhibiting flavors of stewed black plum, red apple skin, vanilla and espresso bean, and a lovely finish. This also made a great wine for our Cigars.

Jan 31st, 2017
Grant Simpson

Great nose powerful fruit predominately red and black w underlying terroir. Pallatte is structured but elegant. Pretty wine

Great nose powerful fruit predominately red and black w underlying terroir. Pallatte is structured but elegant. Pretty wine

Oct 26th, 2016
Chris Chan

Ready to drink without much awaking. Young but mature.Well balance and statisfied with suitable power.

Ready to drink without much awaking. Young but mature.Well balance and statisfied with suitable power.

Dec 4th, 2015
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.0

A lovely wine from the mixed 2012 vintage, still very young and needs time to further evolve. Deep garnet color, tempting aromas of cassis, black cherries, vanilla, black current, dark chocolate and cedar wood, lovely full body, with rich yet tight tannins, some fruit and a rich texture, acidity is lively and will guaranty at least another decade of aging. The finish is long, rich and dry. If 2012 will all go in this direction we are up for a nice surprise vintage. My score 90, drink to 2026

A lovely wine from the mixed 2012 vintage, still very young and needs time to further evolve. Deep garnet color, tempting aromas of cassis, black cherries, vanilla, black current, dark chocolate and cedar wood, lovely full body, with rich yet tight tannins, some fruit and a rich texture, acidity is lively and will guaranty at least another decade of aging. The finish is long, rich and dry. If 2012 will all go in this direction we are up for a nice surprise vintage. My score 90, drink to 2026

Nov 26th, 2015
Christian Gourdin

Powerful and elegant

Powerful and elegant

Jan 27th, 2015
Joon Huh

Need to decant

Need to decant

Jun 4th, 2020
Vanessa D

Deep ruby hue with fuchsia rim variation. Dark cherry preserves, creme de cassis, fig jam, blackberry, leather, cedar, smoked red meat, wet earth, black truffle, crushed rose, bay leaves, and sage. Deliciously balanced. Lovely structure and complexity and a long, elegant finish. Vintage 2012. ABV 13.5%. #chateaudarmailhac #baronnephilippinederothschild #grandcruclassé #pauillac

Deep ruby hue with fuchsia rim variation. Dark cherry preserves, creme de cassis, fig jam, blackberry, leather, cedar, smoked red meat, wet earth, black truffle, crushed rose, bay leaves, and sage. Deliciously balanced. Lovely structure and complexity and a long, elegant finish. Vintage 2012. ABV 13.5%. #chateaudarmailhac #baronnephilippinederothschild #grandcruclassé #pauillac

Jan 18th, 2020