2010 Chateau D'armailhac PauillacBlend from France
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- 93 Robert Parker
- 93 Wine Spectator
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Neal Martin - Wine Journal
93 Robert Parker
"Another sensational effort from Philippe Dhaluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot shows complex floral notes intermixed with forest floor, camphor, black currants and mulberries that all jump from the glass of this aromatic style of d’Armailhac. This wine possesses very good acidity, a surprisingly higher percentage of Merlot than usual, but the quality is impressive, and the good news is that there are 20,000 cases of this full-bodied beauty, which should age nicely for 15-20+ years."
93 Wine Spectator
"Dense, juicy and inviting, with bouncy briar, blackberry, steeped black currant and melted black licorice notes framed by roasted apple wood and graphite notes. The finish courses along with good definition. Energetic and tempting, but the gripping, iron-laden finish will benefit from cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030."
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Polished and very fine with pretty fruit and berry structure. Full and silky with a delicious finish. It's so good now to drink but has depth and structure. Drink or hold."
93 Neal Martin - Wine Journal
"Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The d'Armailhac 2010 has an intense bouquet with blackberry and briary aromas leaping from the glass, quickly followed by cedar and tobacco scents, later something more exotic like creme de cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with quite dry but fine tannins. It feels saline in the mouth with very good acidity and hints of black olive compote towards the austere but compelling finish. This is generating a lot of pleasure now and over the next 15 to 20 years. Tasted January 2014. "
93 - Robert Parker
93 - Wine Spectator
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Neal Martin - Wine Journal
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|