Beautiful bouquet with cassis, graphite, smoke, tobacco, coffee and mocha. On the palate the same luxurious ingredients with luxurious oak. Beautiful fresh acidity and friendly tannin which still has a pleasant bite and is a bit drying in the finish. Not a concentrated blockbuster, but a very elegant and refined wine. Completely ready now. Probably wise to drink it over the next two years.
Typical funky pauillac nose, with subtle pipe tobacco and some red fruit. Palate is rather soft with mild fine tannins in the background. Mix of red and black fruits, some mature notes, and with a light to medium bodied palate for a left bank bdx. Despite its lack of power, it shows plenty of polish and elegance. Medium finish. Seems to be drinking very well now.
sleek, very stylish, the finish is not too long, obviously overshadowed by 2000, but this is typical Pauillac. Dark red fruit and some cassis, which hasn't really gone into the Tobacco or leather yet. The overriding feature was the style and elegance of this wine. I think it has another 2-3 years of top class drinking before it fades.. Very nice
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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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