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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2012, (See more on 91 points

    (Château d'Armailhac) Very dark red violet color; tart currant, light olive nose; tasty, ripe currant, olive palate; medium-plus finish (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot)


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5 points

    (Chateau d'Armailhac (Pauillac)) Not very expressive at first, revealing with time some roasted fruit character, before some darker, sooty and nutty elements come through as well. The palate is supple, well formed and well filled out, with a very light structure which is only seen in the very finish. Attractive, lightly savoury fruit elements here though, with a little more grip showing on a second tasting, although the finish is still deceptively soft. There is potential here, but I prefer Clerc-Milon's more confident style in this vintage.
  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5-18. points

    (Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac) Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 24%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Petit Verdot 2%. Good colour although not the most concentrated. Really exuberant black cherry fruit on the nose, quite broad and firm in style rather than sweet or soft, although it is certainly ripe. Very well judged density on the kick-off, with a bolder midpalate, very deeply polished tannins, providing a delicious, savoury frame for the fruit which has a deeply flavoursome character with a juicy edge. Rather supple, with good acidity cutting through the middle, although it is balanced by all the fruit and substance. Lovely.

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