Chateau D'Armailhac 2002
|Grape||Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
A firm, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with notes of compost, black currants, espresso roast, and some soy, this medium to full-bodied, relatively powerful and concentrated wine shows elevated levels of tannin which have kept me from pulling the trigger and giving it a higher score. I thought everything seemed better balanced prior to bottling, so perhaps the wine is going through a somewhat angular phase of development. It s certainly a big, bold, rather aggressively tannic style of d’Armailhac.
Winespectator / James Suckling (87)
Aromas of blackberries and licorice follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with slightly austere tannins and a fresh finish.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 17/20 points.