The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 d'Armailhac displays a gorgeous perfume of spice box, coffee, cedar, licorice, and leather scents. Sexy, with loads of fruit, medium body, and sweet tannin in the smoky, flamboyant finish, it will drink well for 12-15 years.Last tasted, 3/02.
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003|
The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 d'Armailhac displays a gorgeous perfume of spice box, coffee, cedar, licorice, and leather scents. It is sexy, with loads of fruit, medium body, and sweet tannin in the smoky, flamboyant finish. It will drink well for 12-15 years.
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
This is an up and coming Pauillac estate that is making better and better wines. Moreover, they remain realistically priced.Potentially the finest d'Armailhac yet produced, this blend of 42% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 23% Cabernet Franc reveals a roasted coffee, black currant, cedary, toasty bouquet, fleshy, fat, succulent flavors, medium to full body, abundant glycerin, ripe tannin, and low acidity. It is a hedonistic Pauillac fruit bomb that should become more delineated before bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2017.
|Score: 90/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
Seductive, plump, ripe, creamy-textured...Succulent.
|Score: 87/89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000|
gorgeous aromas of blackberries, violets and currants lead to this full bodied wine with velvety tannins. Lovely finish delivers a juicy berry aftertaste. One of the best buys of the vintage. Best after 2004.
| ||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002|
|Score: 90||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 2002), March 2002|
Best buy of the vintage: amazing quality.
|Score: 90/94||James Suckling, Wine Spectator|
An outstanding sample: this wine woofs with ample sweet, soft blackcurrant dusted with black pepper.
| ||Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (6/2000), June 2000|
|Score: 16/25||Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000|