Chateau d'Armailhac 2018 Pauillac, Bordeaux
Part of the Mouton-Rothschild stable, Chateau d'Armailhac offers a substantial wine in 2018. To the eyes, it is a beautiful-looking wine; to the nose, it is a bit dense now, offering more earthy power than lacy complexity. It is a solid wine in the mouth, certainly a value compared with other similarly known classified growths.
“93+ Points. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 D’Armailhac (a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot) hits the ground running with wonderfully open-knit, flamboyant scents of Morello cherries, black raspberries, blackcurrant jelly and rose oil, leading to an undercurrent of cinnamon toast, aniseed and mossy tree bark. The medium to full-bodied palate is charged with energy and expressiveness, delivering red and black berry layers with loads of spicy sparks, framed by plush tannins, finishing long and fragrant.
--Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com