2014 Ch. d'Armailhac, Pauillac
Ch. d'Armailhac showcases all of the hallmarks of its big brother, Ch. Mouton Rothschild, which is right next door. This is seriously juicy: succulent ripe fruits dominate the palate, with a cool and racy undertone. The wine is ripe, showing flair and full of gravitas. Aged in 50 percent new and 50 percent old oak from Mouton itself, it has a creamy, fulfilling character. This is a wine which will certainly benefit from spending a few years in the cellar. This could be a treat and might just be a bargain too.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
JANCIS - Mid crimson. Clean, sweet and mild on the nose, a little toasty and some polish. Correct and not too drying, with some green notes - very un-luscious. A little demanding and austere but with good energy and sleekness. The finish is impressively long. An interesting wine that is so low key that at first I almost overlooked it.
Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 2015 (JANCIS: 17/20 Points)
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