A Pauillac with intense aromas and elegant flavors
Undoubtedly, 2016 can be compared to some of the greatest vintages of the 21st century. This can be seen based on the density and mouth-feel of Armailhac's 2016. Harvested in between September 27th and October 14th, Chateau Armailhac 2016 is the pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Merlot (28%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
Chateau d'Armailhac 2016 displays depth and density. In the nose, within the complex aromas notes of black fruits that are thick and fresh present themselves. A second bouquet of lightly toasted notes, and blueberries develop. The palate is lively and dynamic with elegant tannins. The tannins leave behind a woody licorice flavor. The finish is long and tasty, with slight notes of chocolate.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 D'Armailhac is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked between 27 September and 14 October. The bouquet is very impressive, typical d'Armaihlac in terms of the opulence and flamboyance with lush black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a subtle floral note developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp and tensile entry; there is immense purity here with some lovely blue fruit appearing on the finish. This is a d'Armailhac that is emboldened by unprecedented tannic structure that gives it real backbone and a sense of authority. Quite simply, this is one of the best wines of Château D'Armailhac that I have tasted, somehow not a million miles away from Grand Puy Lacoste in style.