2020 d'Armailhac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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REVIEWS

DC 94 JS 94 WS 94 JA 93 JL 93 WA 93 VN 93 WE 93 JD 91
DC 94

Decanter, January 2023

Dried flowers, lots of pot pourri scents on the nose, very aromatic in a floral sense with some rich Cabernet blackcurrant flavours at the back. Smooth and lively, excellent acidity from the get go, this has a nice bounce...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

(93-94 points) A fresh, layered red with blackberry and chocolate. It’s full and beautiful. Cool finish. Soft tannins spread across the finish. Savory.
WS 94

Wine Spectator, November 2022

Shows a core of lovely mulberry, cassis and plum reduction flavors that stretch out over a racy graphite note, in turn revealing flashes of anise, apple wood and sweet tobacco. Offers a late tug of warm earth, too...
JA 93

janeanson.com, November 2022

Nuanced and finessed, an understated power that delivers top notes of violet and peony, showcasing the balance and freshness of 2020 at this property, and carving out its difference from siblings Mouton and Clerc Milon...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Blackberries and black currants define the nose, palate, and character of this classy Pauillac. The wine offers vibrancy, chewy textures, and nuances of mint, tobacco leaf, cedar, peppery spices, and tobacco wrapper...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 d'Armailhac is excellent, bursting with aromas of blackberries, violets, burning embers and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy palate that's broad but precise, with powdery tannins and...
VN 93

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 d'Armailhac has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, crushed iris flowers and hints of potpourri, tightly-wound at first but opening nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

Ripe and juicy fruits go along with intense background tannins, giving this wine richness as well as structure. Open and full of fruit, the wine still needs time. Drink the wine from 2026. - Roger Voss
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(91+ points) The 2020 Château D'Armailhac is a blockbuster that's going to reward patience. Based on 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, its inky purple hue is followed by a...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2020
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 d'Armailhac, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Pauillac region in France. This exceptional red wine showcases the mastery and expertise of the renowned producer, d'Armailhac. With its elegant label and striking color, this wine is a true gem that is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

Upon pouring, the 2020 d'Armailhac reveals a deep, garnet-red hue that immediately captivates the eye. The nose is greeted with a symphony of aromas, including luscious blackberries, fragrant violets, smoky embers, and a touch of licorice. It is a bouquet that exudes sophistication and complexity, leaving one eager to explore further.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. Medium to full-bodied, it envelops the senses with a rich and fleshy texture that is both broad and precise. The powdery tannins provide a velvety mouthfeel, while a lively core of fruit adds vibrancy and balance. The 2020 d'Armailhac is a masterful blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot, resulting in a harmonious symphony of flavors.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this vintage a remarkable score of 93 points, praising its broad palate, powdery tannins, and lively fruit core. Decanter magazine also lauded this wine, awarding it an impressive score of 94 points. They highlighted its aromatic nose, excellent acidity, and complex mouthfeel, noting the presence of blackcurrant flavors and a touch of spice.

Other esteemed critics, such as James Suckling, Jeff Leve, and Wine Spectator, have also bestowed high scores and glowing reviews upon the 2020 d'Armailhac. They commend its fresh and layered profile, blackberry and chocolate notes, vibrant acidity, and impressive length. These critics agree that this wine is a true standout, displaying classic Pauillac characteristics and a sense of timeless elegance.

With its impeccable balance, refined character, and potential for aging, the 2020 d'Armailhac is a wine that will continue to evolve and impress for years to come. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this Bordeaux Blend is a testament to the excellence of d'Armailhac and the remarkable terroir of Pauillac.