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
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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