This impressive Pauillac is performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Made by the staff at Mouton Rothschild, it is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of grilled meats, subtle herbs, coffee, black currants, and a hint of camphor. The sweetness of the tannins, full-bodied mouthfeel, and stunning length, all in gorgeous symmetry, suggest this is one of the finest d’Armailhacs yet made. Moreover, it is still reasonably priced by the standards of this region. Anticipated maturity: now-2025. Wine Advocate.February, 2009
Robert ParkerScore: 91/100
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Chateau d'Armailhac has a feisty bouquet with tobacco and sage-infused red berry fruit that seem open for business, unlike some of the other 2006 Pauillac wines. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite supple tannin. There is good weight in the mouth with mint-infused blackberry fruit, fine structure with admirable precision on the finish. All it lacks is the persistence of some of its peers, yet it still constitutes a very fine Pauillac that I probably under-rated out of barrel. Tasted January 2016. May 2016, www.robertparker.com
Neal MartinScore: 90/100
Tar and blackberry aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Pleasant and balanced. Best from 2012 through 2016. 18,330 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009.
Wine SpectatorScore: 89/100