1999 d'Armailhac, Pauillac
Flowers, sweet tobacco and berries on the nose follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Lovely mouthfeel. Lots of life ahead here, but delicious now. Still one of the best buys of the vintage. (Web Only- 2010)
Still some blue. Quite dense and chunky on the nose. Very, very sweet palate entry, then very youthful tannins. Relatively dramatic and still rough-edged. 17/20 points. Drink to 2017.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby. Spicy, evolving aromas of red fruits, leather and mint. Sweet and lush, with a mellow combination of wood and fruit components complicated by animal and vanillin notes. A nicely textured, rather exuberant wine of modest depth, finishing with light but slightly green tannins. Should be excellent in three or four years.