2010 d'Armailhac, Pauillac

SKU #1149188 92 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep garnet in color, the 2010 D'Armailhac leaps from the glass with vivacious scents of baked raspberries, blueberry pie and kirsch plus hints of candied violets and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely energy with a lively backbone and well-played chewy tannins supporting the delicate flavors, finishing minerally. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

91 points Decanter

Outer quote mark As the ten year moment clicks over, Armailhac is looking pretty ready to drink, still showing firm tannins and plenty of fruit, but it is more open than many Pauillacs in the vintage at this point, and doesn't seem to hold the same self-belief in its ageing ability. A dusty earth character that feels comfortingly old school, this sums up a lovely, balanced claret in its drinking window, sure to continue for another decade or more but it is not built powerfully, and struggles to deliver true appellation typicity. (JA) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2010 d’Armailhac has a clean and well-defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis, cedar and brown spices, quite complex and nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. This feels quite savoury at ten years of age with black pepper and just a hint of soy developing on the finish. Very fine. (NM) Inner quote mark (4/2020)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Inviting and mature aromas – notes of undergrowth and senescent fruit as well as iron/blood. Opens out to some attractive cassis freshness. Refined, chalky texture. Elegant and long, juicy and a good future still. 17+/20 points (JH) Inner quote mark (2/2020)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/8/2019 | Send Email
This has up front lifted aromas and lots of iron tinges dark and glossy fruit. The body is sweet, dense and balanced and the polished tannins will allow for decanting and enjoying even at this young age.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/4/2019 | Send Email
I will confess this... d'Armailhac has been one of my favorites wines of Bordeaux. It is always so elegant, so complex and even in a fantastic vintage like 2010, it is still affordable.On the nose and the palate I got ripe blackberries, graphite, roasted coffee, mocha and smokey spices. I could go on... But let's just say, this is a marvelous wine and one not to be missed.

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