HDH Wine

2016 Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac, 5me cru classé

PRICE:
$24.00 per Half Bottle (375ml)

SIZE:
375ml

AVAILABLE:
32 Half Bottles (375ml)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is a really driven d’Armailhac showing blackcurrants and fruit tea with hints of bark on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, very firm and structured with a long and powerful finish. Direct and linear. Try after 2023." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2023


"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." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2040


"This juicy red sports dark plum, fig and boysenberry fruit backed by an equally strong wave of bramble and sweet tobacco notes. The cast-iron spine pins down the finish, so give this a little time to integrate fully. Best from 2023 through 2038." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2023-2038


"The 2016 d’Armailhac, which was bottled in May 2018, has an elegant bouquet that unfolds in the glass, offering blackberries, briar and a touch of cedar and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with dense tannin, grippy in the mouth, and quite voluminous, with perhaps more density on the solid, almost broad-shouldered finish compared to the Clerc-Milon. This fulfills all my expectations from my barrel tasting and is quite simply one of the best d’Armailhac wines ever made." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2022-2040


"The 2016 d'Armailhac is powerful and dense, just as it was from barrel. Readers will have to give the 2016 at least a few years in bottle, as the tannins are imposing. Dark red plum, licorice, spice, iron, game and scorched earth all give d'Armailhac its distinctive savory flavor profile that is quite appealing. Time in the glass brings out additional layers of nuance that complete the wine nicely." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2023-2036


"Bright mid crimson. Some real interest and depth on the nose of this wine. Still quite a way to go with tannins still quite separate from the (interesting) fruit. Bone dry finish but there is energy and persistence and character here." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2024-2038


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