Red

2009 Château d'Armailhac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2017 - 2031 (Edit)
CT91.4 221 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 156

  • querilant Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 23, 2021 - 5ieme Pauillac grand cru classe. 2 hours decant. Smokey, with cedar and dark fruit. Very fruity. Softish but very much present tannins. Can most probably improve over the next 10 years. 92 points for now.

  • Nionio wrote: 91 points

    September 12, 2021 - Lead pencil after a 3hd decant but continued to open up through the night. Very good.

  • GrapeScott wrote: 93 points

    September 5, 2021 - 2018 BDX Blind (Chapel Hill, NC): Thrown in as a ringer in a tasting of '18 BDX, which also featured the '18 d'Armailhac. #8 of 15 wines in the tasting, this was one of the group's favorites despite being buried in the middle of the lineup. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 14% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot; 13.5% ABV. My notes read: "more mature nose loaded with tar, smoke and pencil lead. Still quite big and youthful." This is one of the few '09s I've tried lately that has impressed me. This was universally hailed as one of the standouts of the tasting. On day two (30h of air), the wine is still going strong, with saddle leather, cassis and floral notes emerging on the nose. The tannins are fine-grained but still firm, with only a hint of the roasted coffee flavors that mar the vintage now appearing on the back end. Smooth and refined, bright acidity, complex. Textbook Pauillac.

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  • honest bob wrote: 91 points

    August 22, 2021 - From 37,5cl, perfect cork, decanted 1 hour, virtually no deposit. The initially very unpleasant funk blew off, leaving an unusually (in my previous experience of d'Armailhac) expansive, expressive scent of ripe dark red fruit, with the expected cedar, tobacco and graphite Pauillac notes very much in the background. Broad, sweet entry, with generous, ripe bramble-tinged fruit; seamless transition to the excellent, juicy mid-palate—brimming with juicy ripeness leavened by hints of cool eucalyptus(!), mint and—finally, just before swallowing—the blackcurrant I'd been missing so far. Mouth-watering, moreish, long finish, with deliciously fine, astringent tannins. The first GCC, and a big step up from the previous bourgeois half-bottles (Phélan, Angludet and Gloria) tasted from my 2009 en primeur purchases. Just gorgeous (from this format) right now, but no hurry of course. 91(+)P

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  • camachodavalos wrote: 98 points

    August 21, 2021 - Gran vino, gran año

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2012 (link) 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)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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, 271844947398, 3262151227751, 3277034666398, 3277034947398, 3364420020572, 3394150034136, 3412950933005, 3419466182644, 3419466489903, 3448821405197, 3448821405333, 3453521173246, 3550871202753, 3700266215732, 400001985311, 400001986554, 400003738458, 4000122969700

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 602 (10%)
  • In Cellars 4,218 (69%)
  • Consumed 1,293 (21%)

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Community Recommendations

beef tenderloin, Lam, Okse, Rack of lamb

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