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2003 d'Armailhac Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS91
  • WA90
  • WA89
  • WA89

Reviews

WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Loads of currant, berry and light toasted oak on the nose with hints of milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium-long finish. Thick texture. Nicely crafted and balanced. Best after 2011. 15,000 cases... Loads of currant, berry and light toasted oak on the nose with hints of milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium-long finish. Thick texture. Nicely crafted and balanced. Best after 2011. 15,000 cases made. (JS)
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2006
The deep ruby/purple-hued 2003 d&#146;Armailhac exhibits notes of Asian plum sauce interwoven with creme de cassis, licorice, and roasted herbs. With moderately high yet sweet tannin, an earthy character, and chewy... The deep ruby/purple-hued 2003 d&#146;Armailhac exhibits notes of Asian plum sauce interwoven with creme de cassis, licorice, and roasted herbs. With moderately high yet sweet tannin, an earthy character, and chewy, muscular, deep fruit as well as medium to full body, it should be drunk between 2008-2019.</P>
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
This wine, which tips the scales at 13.1% alcohol, is a relatively big, soft, plump style of Pauillac with a deep ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, espresso notes, and a hint... This wine, which tips the scales at 13.1% alcohol, is a relatively big, soft, plump style of Pauillac with a deep ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, espresso notes, and a hint of coffee. The wine is opulent, medium to full-bodied, chewy, dense, and stylistically seems more approachable and much more seductive than the brawny, muscular 2002. The chateau tends to think this is the best d&#146;Armailhac made in recent memory. The final blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+.</P>
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2004
This huge black/purple-colored 2003 reveals tremendous opulence, low acidity, and loads of licorice-infused black fruit. A soft, dense, chewy wine (reminiscent of a 1982), it offers tremendous fruit, power, and intensity... This huge black/purple-colored 2003 reveals tremendous opulence, low acidity, and loads of licorice-infused black fruit. A soft, dense, chewy wine (reminiscent of a 1982), it offers tremendous fruit, power, and intensity. The pH is high (3.92) in this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. It should be drinkable within 3-5 years of bottling, and last for 15+ years.</P>

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