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.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 D'Armailhac opens with gregarious crème de cassis, blackberry pie and mulberries scents with hints of chocolate box, roses and charcoal with a waft of dried sage. Medium-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and earthy.