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1996 Château d'Armailhac

  • 87 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49127-1996-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Deep, deep ruby with some age on the rim. Quite light, dusty nose. Marked acidity, some freshness and it's pretty solid on the palate. Round tannins. Just not an awful lot of aromatic interest. Solid stuff that one could start drinking.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    Good bright ruby. Aromas of dark berries, truffle and game. Sweet and rather lush but a bit monolithic, even musclebound. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and a repeating animal quality.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    This is a successful and seductive wine. The saturated ruby color is followed by sweet, roasted herb, and black currant aromas with lush toasty oak notes. A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Franc, this medium-weight, elegant yet richly fruity wine possesses enough tannin to last two decades, but it will be one 1996 Medoc that will be drinkable at an early age.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, spices, licorice and fresh herbs. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Balanced and delicious.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Larry H
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2008-2018
    Author: bottlefrank
  • Self | Rating: 88

    good nose, not sure it will last to 2014..drinking well now
    Author: jddealer
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 505 bottles owned
  • 46 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 46 collectors)