The colour is dark and intense, almost black. The nose of chateau d'Armailhac 2012 opens on fruit aromas, especially black cherry, followed by toasted, roasted notes.The wine is immediately full and powerful on the attack, with well-rounded tannins and fruit flavours that develop notes of vanilla, roasted coffee and toasted nuts.The long finish is sustained by slightly toasted, oaky flavours. A powerful Pauillac of considerable refinement.
Parker : 92 / 100
J. Suckling : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 D'Armailhac leaps from the glass with vivacious scents of baked raspberries, blueberry pie and kirsch plus hints of candied violets and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely energy with a lively backbone and well-played chewy tannins supporting the delicate flavors, finishing minerally.