Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

9.322 ratings on Delectable

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Quinn Roberts Delectable Pro

He was the last player to hit .390.

He was the last player to hit .390.

8.0

Jordana Giovannoni Delectable Pro

At Pearl and Ash diving into the deep end.

At Pearl and Ash diving into the deep end.

9.6

Tim Babcock

@Jeffrey Gander blast from '89 past. Better than your only cycle in the under 10 league!

@Jeffrey Gander blast from '89 past. Better than your only cycle in the under 10 league!

9.9

Summer Altice

Beautiful on the nose, vanilla, black fruit and cigar, on the palate cassis, blk berries and dried red fruit...opened up over the course of an hour with such depth I wish they had one more bottle..was last one of this vintage.

Beautiful on the nose, vanilla, black fruit and cigar, on the palate cassis, blk berries and dried red fruit...opened up over the course of an hour with such depth I wish they had one more bottle..was last one of this vintage.

9.6

Daniel Ighani

Took a bit to open up to some berry notes. Leather and tobacco all the way from the beginning

Took a bit to open up to some berry notes. Leather and tobacco all the way from the beginning

9.0

Tim Herrmann

Even while approaching 30 years old, this bottle still manages to communicate a sense of joy. Full of dried black currants, green tea, and cured meats, this was secondary, tertiary, and the resolved tannins gave it a velvety smooth, uninterrupted texture (d'Armailhac is known for a lighter style, so no surprise the tannins were mostly gone); plus some paulliacian mineral notes showed up as it developed. The juicy acidity kept this bright, arguing this will last a bit more, but I'd drink sooner (in the next 5 years) rather than later, since I don't see this gaining too much more wisdom.

Even while approaching 30 years old, this bottle still manages to communicate a sense of joy. Full of dried black currants, green tea, and cured meats, this was secondary, tertiary, and the resolved tannins gave it a velvety smooth, uninterrupted texture (d'Armailhac is known for a lighter style, so no surprise the tannins were mostly gone); plus some paulliacian mineral notes showed up as it developed. The juicy acidity kept this bright, arguing this will last a bit more, but I'd drink sooner (in the next 5 years) rather than later, since I don't see this gaining too much more wisdom.

9.2

Ralf Niesing

1989

1989

9.3