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2011 Chateau D'armailhacBlend from France

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  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 90-92 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 90-92 Neal Martin - Wine Journal
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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93

"92-94. Barrel sample. Packed with dark tannins and spicy wood, the wine is rich, dark and very structured. It is powered as much by its tannins as its wood."

90-92 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"A strong effort from this property situated between Pontet-Canet and Mouton Rothschild, d’Armailhac’s blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc and a touch of Petit Verdot was harvested between September 14-24. Its deep ruby color is accompanied by abundant aromas of black fruits, white chocolate, licorice and flowers. Medium-bodied, expressive, savory, pure and long with sweet tannins, it should drink well for 15+ years."

92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"The wine has a lovely softness to it with a chocolate, currant and blueberry character. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy finish. Savory wine. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot."

90-92 Neal Martin - Wine Journal

"The 2011 Chateau d’Armailhac is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Tasted on three occasions, it is has fine purity with black cherries and raspberry leaf, a less flamboyant d’Armailhac that usual at this early juncture. The palate is medium-bodied with a sappy, succulent entry that has fine tension. I appreciate the balance and substance of this d’Armailhac that shows impressive cohesion and a fine, chalky tannic frame towards the finish. This should turn out to be a respectable 2011. Tasted April 2012."

90 Wine Spectator

"A textbook Pauillac, with a core of ripe cassis, cherry compote and blackberry fruit, spiked with iron, singed cedar and tobacco details that should emerge as this melds and softens. Best from 2015 through 2025."

Product Detail

Item # 79682
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pauillac
Ratings

93 - Wine Enthusiast

90-92 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

90-92 - Neal Martin - Wine Journal

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla