A beautifully intense, deep and dark red colour. The nose is intense and has a subtle blend of red berries, marked by a beautiful wooded which reveals more dense aromas of roasting and slightly spicy notes. The palate is well structured with good tannins and velvety expression mixed with a variety of flavours with notes of ripe fruit aromas and toasted. A long and silky finish is a nice balance and a good expression of terroir.
Chateau d'Armailhac 2012
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Part of the empire of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild, this estate was once known as Mouton Baronne Philippe. This impressive, deep, opaque ruby/purple wine, with loads of charcoal, crème de cassis and a flowery-ness, this is rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, quite pure, and avoids any of the astringency or hollowness that some Médocs possess in this vintage. The wine is complete and finishes authoritatively. The tannins are there, but ripe, integrated and velvety. This is a very impressive d'Armailhac to drink over the next 20-25 years.