Part of the empire of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild, this estate was once known as Mouton Baronne Philippe. This impressive, deep, opaque ruby-purple wine, with loads of charcoal, blackcurrant cream and a floweryness, is rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, quite pure and avoids any of the astringency or hollowness that some Pauillac wines possess in this vintage. The wine is complete and finishes authoritatively. The tannins are there, but ripe, integrated and velvety. This is a very impressive Armailhac to drink over the next 20-25 years.
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The deep ruby/purple-hued 2003 d'Armailhac exhibits notes of Asian plum sauce interwoven with creme de cassis, licorice, and roasted herbs. With moderately high yet sweet tannin, an earthy character, and chewy, muscular, deep fruit as well as medium to full body, it should be drunk between 2008-2019.