2016 d'Armailhac, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1299154

$44.99

JS 95-96 WS 92-95 RP 92-94
WE 92-94
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  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    6/27/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I heard good things about this wine from our group that tasted in March. Generally I try to block out these comments but I feel they are well deserved with this wine. The 2016 D’Armaillac shows lots of spicy fruit with hints of cola, black cherry and blackberries. This is a sexy wine that should be a great pick to enjoy early and even upon release.
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    5/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    My personal favorite among the wines we tasted at Chateau Mouton-Rothschild this year, possibly the finest d'Armailhac I have ever tasted. The wine makes an immediate impression in the mouth, demonstrating obvious class and polish. It is rich and lushly textured with generous ripe, sweet black fruits but retains great freshness and a very moderate 13.4% alcohol. Cabernet Sauvignon takes the lead here at nearly two-thirds (62%) of the blend. The remainder is mostly Merlot (28%), with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (2%). In 2016, the extremely dry conditions that prevailed throughout the mid to late summer and early fall yielded a crop of small, thick-skinned berries. Fair but cooler weather in autumn with warm days and cool nights meant that the grapes could be picked at the peak of ripeness and maturity. The result is a wine of great intensity and depth of color, and tannin levels that rival even the vaunted 2010 vintage but are much finer overall. This is classic Pauillac, as good as it gets – big, brash, self-assured – but with a warm and friendly manner that puts you immediately at ease. If this wine were running for office, it would definitely have my vote.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    5/3/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Tasted three times and it was consistently good each time. I love this wine in 2016. Intense Asian spice with blackberry undertones on the nose. So sweet and sexy on the palate. Very sweet finish-round tannins. Thoroughly enjoyable. Much better than their 2015.
    Drink from 2025 to 2035
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    5/3/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    We tasted this on 3 separate occasions the first week of April and it never failed to impress. This shares some of the opulence of the Mouton with its big, velvety and creamy middle of dark mineral laced fruit. Despite the richness the structure is bold and classy right down to the iron tinged finish of ripe and easy tannin. This is a great success.
  • Ralph Sands
    By: Ralph Sands
    5/3/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    ” Ch. d’Armaillac features lively black cherry fruit, racy acidity in a tight, elegant but strong package. 1 Star”.

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