Red

2005 Château d'Armailhac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 99

  • Lobonick Likes this wine: (90 points)

    May 3, 2016 - Careful analysis led to the conclusion that, having survived a rainy Tuesday, I deserved to open this wine! Characterful, vibrant, and evolving in the glass. Nose has everything including developing leather, smoky notes, and sweet candied fruit. Palate has black fruit, spice, vanilla, tobacco leaf, toffee, salted caramel, bright acidity, dry earth, and what are still chewy tannins. There is lots of life still in this wine. With 3 bottles left, I can't wait to see how this wine evolves!

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

    April 22, 2016 - Agree with Slim here
    And stable hay old grass coffee
    Very Pauillac

  • SlimShaney Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 14, 2016 - 2005 is characteristically similar to the 2004, but amplifies all the adjectives. The nose is more foreceful. The tobacco is more muscular and at the same time also more integrated. I can imagine the younger sibling outliving the older by many years.

  • tanglenet wrote:

    November 7, 2015 - Opened not decanted. No formal notes. Somewhat tight but opens up after about 20-30 minutes to show red dark cherry; light in body with firm tannins that ends with a dry finish. No sign of decline. Good to Very Good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • vectrex wrote: (89 points)

    October 31, 2015 - Bit closed, maybe wait a few years.
    Tannins in the aftertaste, light spice, bit leather.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/29/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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Vinous

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

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    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
  • UPC Codes 031259021546, 3176480263390, 3262151227751, 3277034949453, 3419466182644, 3490890013254, 3700266203746, 400005039959, 649944065722, 9770009046910

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 200 (4%)
  • In Cellars 4,148 (82%)
  • Consumed 727 (14%)

Food Pairing

asparagus, Axoa de veau, Lapin en gibelotte, Paupiettes de veau, scalloped potatoes, SZECHUAN, Tri tip grilled roast rubbed with garlic herb paste

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