2010 d'Armailhac Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JL 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
  • NM 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2010 d'Armailhac Bordeaux Blend

JL 94
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 offers... 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.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Another sensational effort from Philippe Dhaluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot shows complex floral notes... Another sensational effort from Philippe Dhaluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot shows complex floral notes intermixed with forest floor, camphor, black currants and mulberries that all jump from the glass of this aromatic style of d’Armailhac. This wine possesses very good acidity, a surprisingly higher percentage of Merlot than usual, but the quality is impressive, and the good news is that there are 20,000 cases of this full-bodied beauty, which should age nicely for 15-20+ years. - Robert Parker
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Dense, juicy and inviting, with bouncy briar, blackberry, steeped black currant and melted black licorice notes framed by roasted apple wood and graphite notes. The finish courses along with good definition. Energetic and... Dense, juicy and inviting, with bouncy briar, blackberry, steeped black currant and melted black licorice notes framed by roasted apple wood and graphite notes. The finish courses along with good definition. Energetic and tempting, but the gripping, iron-laden finish will benefit from cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030. – JM
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Polished and very fine with pretty fruit and berry structure. Full and silky with a delicious finish. It's so good now to drink but has depth and structure. Drink or hold.
NM 92
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-
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good bright ruby-red. Complex, perfumed aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, smoke, mocha, spices and cedar. Sweet and plush in the mouth, with an enticing floral element and a whiff of orange peel lifting the blueberry... Good bright ruby-red. Complex, perfumed aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, smoke, mocha, spices and cedar. Sweet and plush in the mouth, with an enticing floral element and a whiff of orange peel lifting the blueberry, coffee, camphor and spice flavors. Fine-grained, concentrated, minerally Pauillac with suave, fully buffered tannins and excellent length and lingering perfume. And no shortage of acidity here.
JJB 95
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.
JJB 93
Tracey Rose - JJ Buckley, September 2015
Deep, dark color – very saturated! Lots of rich fruit aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis flood the nose along with mineral and bramble. Fresh and sweet-tart black fruit up front as classic tobacco and gravel... Deep, dark color – very saturated! Lots of rich fruit aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis flood the nose along with mineral and bramble. Fresh and sweet-tart black fruit up front as classic tobacco and gravel emerge on the palate to support. Fine tannic structure here, too. This is an aromatic and classic d’Armailhac that will become very elegant in 5-10 years. Drink now with a decant.