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 SpectatorExhibits blackberry, currant and licorice on the nose. Full and velvety, with plenty of good fruit. A balanced, fruity red. Best after 2012.
Wine EnthusiastA big, sweet, soft wine, with attractive ripe blackberry fruits. It's lively, smoky and licorice flavored, with delicious fresh acidity to finish.