Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac 2005
Wine AdvocateThis powerful, tannic, structured effort from Mouton-Rothschild's stable is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an earthy nose dominated by black currants and toasty, smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied with relatively high tannin, decent acidity, and a fine finish, it should be at its best between 2014-2030. 90+
Wine EnthusiastA big, sweet, soft wine, with attractive ripe blackberry fruits. It's lively, smoky and licorice flavored, with delicious fresh acidity to finish.
Wine SpectatorExhibits blackberry, currant and licorice on the nose. Full and velvety, with plenty of good fruit. A balanced, fruity red. Best after 2012.