Creamy bouquet with cassis, smoke, tobacco and beautiful oak. On the palate good cassis and dark forest fruits, graphite, some brush wood, autumn impressions. Beautiful acidity and tannin with still a pleasant bite. This wine surprises again. Showing more and more luxury and finesse. It is still improving compared to previous notes. 91 for now, but I won't be surprised if it scores 92 in a year or so.
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(Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac) Rather a surprising youthful character on the nose here, this wine still demonstrating a vein of oak even at this age. The palate is very nicely done, though, a little meaty, with some crisp fruit and hints of emerging complexity. All the components are nicely balanced although I find the tannins rather firm. Will make for good drinking though.
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