2003 d'Armailhac, Pauillac
Very fruity with strawberry and currants on the nose. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long, fruity finish. Notes of toasted oak and spice develop on the palate, but this still needs some bottle age. Pull the cork after 2013.
Loads of currant, berry and light toasted oak on the nose with hints of milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium-long finish. Thick texture. Nicely crafted and balanced. Best after 2011.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The deep ruby/purple-hued 2003 d’Armailhac exhibits notes of Asian plum sauce interwoven with creme de cassis, licorice, and roasted herbs. With moderately high yet sweet tannin, an earthy character, and chewy, muscular, deep fruit as well as medium to full body, it should be drunk between 2008-2019. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby-red. Roasted, liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry and chocolate. Very sweet, fat and rich for this wine, with a high-pH mouth feel and full-blown flavors of leather and game. Supple and layered for Armailhac.