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2010 d'Armailhac Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • JS92
  • JL92
  • WS92
  • NM90
  • WA89
  • JR
  • JS

Reviews

JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Very strong and muscular d'Armailhac with mineral and currant character. Full, linear and toned. Very racy and long. Plenty of finesse too. It's 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit... Very strong and muscular d'Armailhac with mineral and currant character. Full, linear and toned. Very racy and long. Plenty of finesse too. It's 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot.
JL92
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot produced a wine that opens with cedar, 5 spice, gravel and cassis scents. Filled with chocolate covered blackberries and sweet cassis, this wine... 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot produced a wine that opens with cedar, 5 spice, gravel and cassis scents. Filled with chocolate covered blackberries and sweet cassis, this wine offers depth and purity of flavor. This is the second strong vintage in a row for this Pauillac.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This has a nice briary core, showing dark fig and plum flavors, with a backdrop of roasted sage and tobacco. Offers good muscle and heft, but also the rounded feel of the house style. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
NM90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, delivering 13.85% alcohol with close 3.74 pH. The nose is a little muted at the moment despite rigorous coaxing, quite Zen-like with... A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, delivering 13.85% alcohol with close 3.74 pH. The nose is a little muted at the moment despite rigorous coaxing, quite Zen-like with crushed stone, traces of blackberry leaf and cassis, gaining momentum with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly abrasive tannins on the entry although they will soften. This is a relatively masculine d'Armailhac without the glycerine you often find at this stage. More masculine, the Cabernet Sauvignon driving along to a stern but fresh finish. Good potential, but it will require cellaring more than usual. Drink 2017-
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2010 achieved in excess of 14% natural alcohol. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color along with a pronounced nose of... 2010: A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2010 achieved in excess of 14% natural alcohol. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color along with a pronounced nose of underbrush, cedarwood, licorice and black currants. This attractive, elegant, mid-weight Pauillac should be drinkable early in life and last for 15+ years.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Tasted 17 Feb: Very ripe and scented and strangely integrated! Sweet yet with real race and freshness. Tannins well covered. Tasted open 8 Apr: Healthy crimson. Sweet, creamy nose. Real lift and polish. Slightly green on... Tasted 17 Feb: Very ripe and scented and strangely integrated! Sweet yet with real race and freshness. Tannins well covered. Tasted open 8 Apr: Healthy crimson. Sweet, creamy nose. Real lift and polish. Slightly green on the end. The tannins are almost entirely hidden! Mid weight. I hope to taste this blind later on today. Tasted blind 8 Apr: Very dark purple. Not much nose. Very luscious start to the palate and some lovely structure. Really appetising and very dry on the end. Pauillac gravelly flavours. Long. Well balanced. No brute but no coquette either. Great vivaciousness and balance. 17 out of 20
JS
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
60% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot. Harvest began on Sep 28 and ended Oct 13. Toasty mocha, coffee and dark black fruit dominate the nose and palate. This powerful, pure and integrated... 60% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot. Harvest began on Sep 28 and ended Oct 13. Toasty mocha, coffee and dark black fruit dominate the nose and palate. This powerful, pure and integrated d'Armailhac is quite refined at the same time. The fresh, vibrant acidity makes this pleasant and approachable upon release, and this will age gracefully through 2030.

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