Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

Liz Hale Delectable Pro

Earth and baking spice- super yummy.

Earth and baking spice- super yummy.

9.1

Kyle Groombridge Delectable Pro

This is in a really solid place right now (like a lot of '05's that I've had of late).. the nose is gorgeous, showcasing the most menthol/mint notes I've ever had on a wine (it almost clears your sinuses). The palate is seamless, fruit very much still alive, with the beautiful pauillac graphite/cedar tinge on the backend. Lovely wine, drink up.

This is in a really solid place right now (like a lot of '05's that I've had of late).. the nose is gorgeous, showcasing the most menthol/mint notes I've ever had on a wine (it almost clears your sinuses). The palate is seamless, fruit very much still alive, with the beautiful pauillac graphite/cedar tinge on the backend. Lovely wine, drink up.

9.2

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

Lots of cigar box and barnyard brett going on. Very much about non fruit.

Lots of cigar box and barnyard brett going on. Very much about non fruit.

9.3

Colin Heinrich Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing B Wise Vineyards

Super Solid, just what you need with a seared duck breast. Not as deep as some siblings in the CG still you couldn't ask for much more and what a value !

Super Solid, just what you need with a seared duck breast. Not as deep as some siblings in the CG still you couldn't ask for much more and what a value !

9.8

Mike Merriman Delectable Pro

Brett! But fab...

Brett! But fab...

8.9

Steve Steese Delectable Pro

2005 Bordeauxs are really coming into their own! Leather, cedar, and spice, alongside subtle herbal tones. Medium bodied with silky tannins, ready to go with plenty left in it.

2005 Bordeauxs are really coming into their own! Leather, cedar, and spice, alongside subtle herbal tones. Medium bodied with silky tannins, ready to go with plenty left in it.

9.4

Scott Kahn

Tar, dark fruit, structured tannins, and nicely integrated vanilla oak - clearly this wine is at the peak which is a nice expression of Pauillac. I cannot imagine a better vintage for this Chateau.

Tar, dark fruit, structured tannins, and nicely integrated vanilla oak - clearly this wine is at the peak which is a nice expression of Pauillac. I cannot imagine a better vintage for this Chateau.

9.2

A. R.

Solid bdx in a good place. On the nose, rose petals, leather, gun oil. In the mouth, dark fruit, baking spices, secondary characteristics. Mid palate lacks structure. Medium-long finish.

Solid bdx in a good place. On the nose, rose petals, leather, gun oil. In the mouth, dark fruit, baking spices, secondary characteristics. Mid palate lacks structure. Medium-long finish.

9.0

Robert Rothfield

Seems to have run out of steam...brick color and fading fruit

Seems to have run out of steam...brick color and fading fruit

8.7

Thijs Hendriks

This wine has improved a lot the past couple of years.

This wine has improved a lot the past couple of years.

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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