Red

2008 Château d'Armailhac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2015 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • gtilley wrote:

    June 10, 2021 - On opening it has an immediate heady cigar box and cedar nose - an intersection between secondary and tertiary characters. On the palate it’s very structured - wet rocks and bell peppers - you can tell it lacks the full fruit of a ripe vintage, but has firm four square acid and tannins. That said it’s entirely classical and the fruit, muted though it is, is still silky. For lovers of old fashioned claret perhaps. No hurry to drink.

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  • Capt Cutlass Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 18, 2021 - From 375mls with a crumbly cork. Bricking on rim. Inviting sweet, ripe plum nose with a dash of cedar. Very smooth but a bit short initially but widens with air time. This has seen more lively days but it’s smooth texture makes for easy, good drinking and there is enough complexity to show off its pedigree.

  • alvinquah Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 22, 2020 - Cassis, plum and dark cherry. Oak of vanilla and herb. Medium tannis and low alcohol. Sweetness is medium. Less complexity and body compared to 2009 that I have tried months back.

  • maxima wrote: flawed

    August 19, 2020 - Bouchonnée!

  • BcDuncan Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 15, 2020 - perfect timing, good fruit great finish

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    2008 Bordeaux 10 Years on, 1/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Château d'Armailhac) Dark red violet color; appealing, herbaceous, tart currant, cedar nose; tight, tart currant, cedar palate with depth; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 000004163701, 3258691360867, 3262151227751, 3364420020572, 3419466182644, 3475380044840, 649944051527

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 109 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,073 (65%)
  • Consumed 476 (29%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

duck, Haggis neeps and tatties, roast duck and pork, steak tartare

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