Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Claret with Allen Brothers Rib-cover/Ribcap. Simply doesn’t get a ton better. 03 such a warm, ripe, beautiful, floral vintage. The mouthfeel is all velvet. It’s; round, nicely resolved, fruit are ripe, everything from raspberries to blackberries, raspberry cola, tobacco, suede leather, dry stone, forest floor, dry limestone powder, dark spices, nutmeg, clove & vanillin, bright, candied florals that lean blue & purple. Acidity for days with an elegant, extremely well balanced & polished finish.

Claret with Allen Brothers Rib-cover/Ribcap. Simply doesn’t get a ton better. 03 such a warm, ripe, beautiful, floral vintage. The mouthfeel is all velvet. It’s; round, nicely resolved, fruit are ripe, everything from raspberries to blackberries, raspberry cola, tobacco, suede leather, dry stone, forest floor, dry limestone powder, dark spices, nutmeg, clove & vanillin, bright, candied florals that lean blue & purple. Acidity for days with an elegant, extremely well balanced & polished finish.

9.3

Matt Kern

This wine has years left in it. Still so juicy. Drinks brilliantly now so don't hesitate. But it's got at least 5 more years in it.

This wine has years left in it. Still so juicy. Drinks brilliantly now so don't hesitate. But it's got at least 5 more years in it.

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

From a ripe vintage. Ripe blackberries, black licorice, Provence spice, juniper, vanilla toast, soft leather and a smooth finish. Very good but better in another 5-8 years.

From a ripe vintage. Ripe blackberries, black licorice, Provence spice, juniper, vanilla toast, soft leather and a smooth finish. Very good but better in another 5-8 years.

9.1

Gerry Baker Delectable Pro

Tannins are a bit gripping still but the fruit & aromatics are quite pretty

Tannins are a bit gripping still but the fruit & aromatics are quite pretty

8.9

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

The 03 Bordeaux vintage on the palate is more CA Cabernet then true Bordeaux but the nose on the D'Armailhac is certainly Bordeaux. Rich ripe blackberries, dark raspberry cola, dark cherries, asian spice, black tea, a slight tarry quality, barrel toast of baking spices/caramel and vanilla, black earth, saddlewood, crushed rocks and a long intermix of fruit and minerals on the finish

The 03 Bordeaux vintage on the palate is more CA Cabernet then true Bordeaux but the nose on the D'Armailhac is certainly Bordeaux. Rich ripe blackberries, dark raspberry cola, dark cherries, asian spice, black tea, a slight tarry quality, barrel toast of baking spices/caramel and vanilla, black earth, saddlewood, crushed rocks and a long intermix of fruit and minerals on the finish

9.2

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Blackberries, black plum, strawberries, cherries, spice box, black tea, leather, wet black earth and nice mineral finish. From one of the hottest recent Bordeaux vintages in the last two or three decades. The Cabernet over ripened for Bordeaux.

Blackberries, black plum, strawberries, cherries, spice box, black tea, leather, wet black earth and nice mineral finish. From one of the hottest recent Bordeaux vintages in the last two or three decades. The Cabernet over ripened for Bordeaux.

9.2

Mike Merriman Delectable Pro

Clear signs of boil over on the cork (shown).Expected it to be cooked, but was still dark ruby, tannic, full, and even reduction on the nose. Lucky!

Clear signs of boil over on the cork (shown).Expected it to be cooked, but was still dark ruby, tannic, full, and even reduction on the nose. Lucky!

9.0

Mo Salem

Solid Bordeaux!

Solid Bordeaux!

9.5

Jason Brater

Deep garnet color w slightly brown tinged edges—the color palette showing this wine’s age. Black cherry then raisins followed by a touch of tobacco and a wash of mouth drying tannins. This is delicious. Perfect w a grilled flank steak!

Deep garnet color w slightly brown tinged edges—the color palette showing this wine’s age. Black cherry then raisins followed by a touch of tobacco and a wash of mouth drying tannins. This is delicious. Perfect w a grilled flank steak!

9.2

Steve Haro

Cinnamon spice and everything nice. Bold with loads of fruit and solid color given it's a 13-14 year old wine. Classic Bordeaux notes: tar, tea, truffle and blueberry and raspberry flavors. Indian spice and chocolate notes on the finish. Remarkable.

Cinnamon spice and everything nice. Bold with loads of fruit and solid color given it's a 13-14 year old wine. Classic Bordeaux notes: tar, tea, truffle and blueberry and raspberry flavors. Indian spice and chocolate notes on the finish. Remarkable.

9.5

Location

  • 1743 1st Avenue
    New York, NY 10128

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    Sunday: 12pm-9pm

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