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Armailhac 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2000Armailhac

Ex chateau, 2019 release

HV412900.002489 RP10810089.0089.00Armailhac0.375
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Tasting Notes

A slight downgrade from my original score, this wine is quite evolved, displaying ripe plum, black currant, and chocolate notes as well as hints of cedar and espresso. Soft, round, and close to full maturity, overall it is a medium-bodied wine to drink now and over the next decade or more.

89
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

One of the most seductive and luscious d'Armailhacs I have ever tasted, the 2000 is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot. It boasts a saturated purple color along with smoky, licorice-infused, cedary, black currant-scented aromas with plenty of toasty oak. Dense, opulent, seamless, and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, it has more volume, depth, and power than either the 2001 or the 1999. Anticipated maturity: now-2016. Last tasted, 1/03.

91
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

This continues to be one of the most seductive and luscious d'Armailhacs I have ever tasted. It may be my favorite vintage of d'Armailhac. Opaque purple-colored, this blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot has surprisingly good acidity with the high Merlot content and high tannin, but an expressive, opulent mid-texture and loads of charcoal-infused, cedary, black currant fruit intermixed with spice box, dried herbs, and espresso notes. The wine is full-bodied, sweet, and expansive. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.

91
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Seductive and luscious, the 2000 is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot. It boasts a saturated purple color along with smoky, licorice-infused, cedary, black currant-scented aromas with plenty of toasty oak. Dense, opulent, seamless, and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, it has loads of volume, depth, and power. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.

90/91
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

An exotic, spicy, gorgeously rich blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot, the 2000 exhibits a dense garnet/plum/purple color in addition to a big, smoky nose of espresso, nuts, Asian spices, black plums, currants, and leather. Superbly concentrated, with sweet tannin, and a thick, juicy texture, it must be the best d'Armailhac ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.

90/93
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001
90
James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003
89/91
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

Pretty unevolved crimson in hue though the rim is starting to fade. Hint of buckwheat on the nose. A little jagged next to the completeness of the Tour Haut-Brion. Bloody and quite dry and solid on the finish. The tannins are more rustic than the Tour Haut-Brion. Relatively light. Good balance. Drink 2010-2018. Date tasted 6th May 09.

16.5
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2009
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