2005 Armailhac 750ml

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2005 Armailhac
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 89(+?)

($45-$55) Bright ruby-red. Blueberry, chocolate and leather on the nose, which suggests a wider range of ripeness than the 2006. Unusually sweet and lush for this wine but in a youthfully sullen stage, hinting at sexy oak tones and some leafy high notes. Densely packed but tight and tannic today, with its structure dominating. This needs patience.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Jancis Robinson | 18

(Scores were all over the place on this one. I was generous but there were other 17.5s and 17s.)Very dark and toasty on the nose then lovely flesh and freshness. Great balance and real delicacy too. A subtle wine. Well done! 

Drink Dates: 2013-2021
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 90+

This powerful, tannic, structured effort from Mouton-Rothschild's stable is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an earthy nose dominated by black currants and toasty, smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied with relatively high tannin, decent acidity, and a fine finish, it should be at its best between 2014-2030.

Drink Dates: 2014-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 176

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Wine Spectator | 90

Exhibits blackberry, currant and licorice on the nose. Full and velvety, with plenty of good fruit. A balanced, fruity red.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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Author: Geeltje
Tasted On: 07/21/2012
Drink Dates: 2013-2027
Score: 90
Author: REF
Tasted On: 10/06/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Score: 84
Author: Daniel F397
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/18/2008
This light to medium bodied wine was pretty green and a bit thin for my tastes.
More Vintages and Sizes of Armailhac:

2010 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)

About This Producer


This chateau has undergone so many name changes within the last few decades that it's amazing it knows who it is. Nevertheless, the wines from this chateau, one of three Pauillac estates owned by the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild (the others are Mouton-Rothschild and Clerc-Milon) provide steady, classic examples of Pauillac power and purity. The blend at this estate, from 50+ hectares of vines, favors Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and so produces a less muscular Bordeaux.

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