Chateau D'Armailhac 2016
The 2016 D'Armailhac was picked between 27 September and 14 October. The bouquet is very impressive, typical d'Armaihlac in terms of the opulence and flamboyance with lush black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a subtle floral note developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp and tensile entry; there is immense purity here with some lovely blue fruit appearing on the finish. This is a d'Armailhac that is emboldened by unprecedented tannic structure that gives it real backbone and a sense of authority. Quite simply, this is one of the best wines of Château D'Armailhac that I have tasted, somehow not a million miles away from Grand Puy Lacoste in style. Drink 2021 - 2045.
Country/Region: France, Pauillac
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 28%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Petit Verdot 2%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Robert Parker: 92-94 /100