Red

2005 Château d'Armailhac

Red Bordeaux Blend

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  • > Médoc
  • > Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 75

  • MarkMich wrote: (93 points)

    December 23, 2014 - Bret's 43rd Birthday dinner. Drinking great with a couple hour decant

  • politeskeptic wrote: (93 points)

    November 30, 2014 - Wow, very nice. Nose is black currant, truffle, cigar box, cedar oak, vanilla, tiny bit green. Flavor is black currant, strong cedar, espresso bean, hint of chocolate, medium/light tannin. Finish could be longer, but really a great bottle, classic Paulliac - loved it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • pilotage Does not like this wine: (83 points)

    November 19, 2014 - I decanted this one or two hours. For the price, appellation, and year, I expected much more from this bottling. The oak presence is so strong that it drowns out any other flavor profile. I never understood why winemakers use Oak to the point where it is the most prominent flavor in the glass. If anyone has any recommendations for an old world Bordeaux that is not so heavily oaked, can you please make a recommendation.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Phenol73 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 16, 2014 - (Decanter Fine Wine Event): Still quite fruit driven but developing some good complexity. A lovely floral and herbal nose and rich and fresh mouthful of cassis and mulberry. Secondary notes are just starting to show. This should continue to develop beautifully.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rossi.wine wrote: (91 points)

    November 15, 2014 - Fine fruit, good balance, nicely concentrated. A bit firm still, grippy tannins, drying. Not incredibly complex but very good. 90-92

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2007 (link)

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    May/June 2007, Issue #132 (link)

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    4/12/2006 (link)

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Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    2/28/2010 (link)

    (d Armailhac) Weekend

    Dear Friends,

    A few requested re-order wines to clean up this weekend before we move on to new horizons...

    All are FIRST COME FIRST SERVED up to the posted limits.

    Have a great weekend everyone -

    - Jon Rimmerman
    ***********************
    2002 Zilliken Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Spatlese (Saar) STRICT LIMIT 12/person at this price
    I'm not sure what is going on with the 2002 Zilliken Ockfener Spatlese but someone has obviously penned or posted a TN somewhere as we've been getting requests for it since November. We offered this wine last fall as a special and here it is again at the same price (something of a joke at this point for top-quality Spatlese with age). 2002 has always been overlooked in favor of 2001 but it's a vintage that is still considered very good to excellent and it would have received far more press if not for following in the footsteps of one of the finest overall vintages in history (similar to 2001 in Bordeaux after 2000).

    2005 Chateau d'Armailhac (Pauillac) STRICT LIMIT 6/person
    This price for a 2005 Medoc of this caliber? This is from an original parcel in perfect condition and the wine is only hinting at what it will be a decade (or more) from now.

    2005 Le Petit Mouton (Pauillac) STRICT LIMIT 3/person at this price
    Same Mouton family as the d'Armailhac, also at an eye-opening price for the 2005 (compare at up to $100-150+, I'm not even counting the absurd prices in NY for $200-250/bottle). Like the d'Armailhac, this is an original shipment from Mouton-Rothschild.

    Cedric Bouchard Inflorescence Champagne Blanc de Noirs (Val Vilaine) STRICT LIMIT 12/person
    This parcel is directly from the winery cellar with pristine provenance. If you enjoy a touch of fruit and fizz with your rock and minerality, this is for you...

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac) Wonderful nose, exotic fruit, although with plenty of toasty oak still apparent. Dark, rich but certainly still vibrant. An elegantly styled palate, harmoniously put together, with some very fine tannins and a fine, gentle texture overlying it all. Good fruit, firm substance at the core, and overall this has a very good combination of elements. And an appealingly ripe and grippy finish too. This certainly has some fine potential for the future.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/22/2008 (link) 88 points

    (Château d'Armailhac) Narrow cassis nose; good basic cassis and currant palate; medium finish 88+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Château d'Armailhac) Very dark red violet color; herbal, black fruit nose; good, tart black fruit and plum palate; medium finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac) There are some deliciously lively aromatics here, this wine possessing a pure, crunchy, slightly smoky redcurrant and cranberry nose. It is very finely composed on the palate, with a very ripe and rounded nature, and with plenty of substance despite the crisp character of the nose. This firm, meaty presence of fruit is wrapped around a core of delightfully ripe tannins. This has great potential.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château d'Armailhac
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 201 (5%)
  • In Cellars 3701 (84%)
  • Consumed 495 (11%)

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