2005 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau d’Armailhac, Pauillac. 1.5L MAGNUM D93


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Tasting Notes:

92 points Decanter

This is almost the perfect time to drink this wine, although it still needs decanting to bring out the plush strokes of fruit. Aromatically, it majors on cassis, liquorice, cedar and patisserie. This is a lovely wine, a classic Pauillac that is not overly intense and retains a sense of juiciness. (JA)

92 points Wine & Spirits

Located in the north of Pauillac, between Mouton and Pontet-Canet, this 123-acre estate is also part of G.F.A. Baronne Philippine de Rothschild. The aroma balances meaty fruit and mineral scents, and while the pungent red fruit is always there, the tannins seem to increase their intensity with air. They cover the pure black cherry flavor like a powerful skin, deep and plush with an iron-knuckle punch. The tannins don’t go away, but their inner velvet eventually wins out.(10/2008)

91 points Vinous

The 2005 d’Armailhac is in a gorgeous spot today. Early signs of aromatic nuance have started to develop, but the 2005 has at least a handful of years of fine drinking ahead of it. Quite frankly, I am surprised how fresh the 2005 is. Dried flowers, cedar, mint, pipe tobacco and sweet red toned fruit are all very nicely delineated. Readers looking for an affordable, mature Claret to drink now will find much to like. (AG)(5/2021)

90 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

D’Armailhac’s 2005 offers notes of cedar wood, forest floor, black and red currants, spice box and earth. (RP) (6/2015)

Bottle Size:

1.5 L Magnum

Storage History:

Perfect Provenance. Purchased directly from the distributor in June 2021. Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.