Chateau d'armailhac 2017 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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James Suckling
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Vinous
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Robert Parker
SKU
CDAC201710 UCAU
$110.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$110.00 Per item
4+ Month Dispatch
A glimpse at the great wine -- and a beauty in its own right. Next door to owners Mouton Rothschild, Armailhac is produced under the same elevated standards including, famously, the use of second fill barrels from the great wine itself. A core of Pauillac Cabernet offers power and finesse in floral, spicy black fruit. This vibrant and slightly more 'showy' release from Mouton offers real pleasure in the not too distant future, or for a very long while after. Deep almandine garnet red color with aromas of blackberry and leather. With a palate of blackcurrants, blackberries and black olives. Full-bodied, tannic and extremely muscular.
A glimpse at the great wine -- and a beauty in its own right. Next door to owners Mouton Rothschild, Armailhac is produced under the same elevated standards including, famously, the use of second fill barrels from the great wine itself. A core of Pauillac Cabernet offers power and finesse in floral, spicy black fruit. This vibrant and slightly more 'showy' release from Mouton offers real pleasure in the not too distant future, or for a very long while after. Deep almandine garnet red color with aromas of blackberry and leather. With a palate of blackcurrants, blackberries and black olives. Full-bodied, tannic and extremely muscular.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

James Suckling

Opulent and powerful for d’Armailhac with blackcurrants, blackberries and black olives. Full-bodied, tannic and extremely muscular. Very well done indeed.

90 / 100

Vinous

The 2017 d’Armailhac has an opulent bouquet despite this comprising one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever, which Philippe Dhalluin attributes to the maturity of the berries. There is some lovely cassis and blueberry fruit here with a smear of vanilla. The palate is structured with fine tannin, here the Cabernets are much more expressive with a fine bead of acidity, an attractive pencil lead tincture coming through towards the finish. This is a more floral d’Armailhac that will drink well for the next decades. [Readers should note that my sample included 60% new oak although the final blend will be 40%.] Tasted three times with consistent notes.

92 / 100

Robert Parker

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 D'Armailhac comes bounding out of the glass with bold notions of baked plums, redcurrant jelly and crème de cassis plus wafts of violets, dark chocolate and fragrant earth. Medium-bodied, the palate bursts with energetic red and black fruits, framed by ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and vibrant.