James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Chateau d'Armailhac 2009

Product description

Chateau d’Armailhac is a fine wine, typical of the Pauillac appellation, with an elegant classicism regardless of the vintage, and a robust and refined tannic structure.

A deep red with violet highlights, Chateau d'Armailhac is a wine in the classic mould. The nose displays fruity morello cherry aromas lifted by delicate touches of roasted coffee and vanilla. From a forthright and elegant attack, the palate develops red fruit flavors underpinned by highly elegant, silky tannins. Round and full-bodied, the wine offers a long and lingering finish.

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Deliciously fruity, with chocolate notes and acidity. The wine has dense, but soft tannins that merge seamlessly into the black fruits. It is ripe, sweet, densely juicy.

93 Points - James Suckling

Plenty of ripe cassis and chocolate with a hint of smoke on the nose lead you into a ripe and velvety Pauillac that now gives a lot of pleasure thanks to the excellent harmony and good length.

92 Points - Wine Spectator

This has density, structure and drive, offering seriously dark baker's chocolate, plum, currant and fig flavors all wound up tightly by singed cedar, tar and dark tapenade notes, with a tight, mineral-driven finish.

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The palate is medium-bodied with touches of cherry liqueur and spice on the entry, the Merlot in the driving seat with good acidity and a lively, spicy finish with tobacco, hickory and black pepper on the aftertaste. It is a delicious d'Armailhac that is just about ready to rock 'n roll.