Chateau d'Armailhac 2008

This is only a short note because I was too busy drinking this wine to wish to notice every detail. Chateau d'Armailhac continues its outstanding form with the 2008 vintage. Ripe blackcurrants dominate the aroma. Young tannins which promise much life ahead, medium body and trademark long length and depth of blackcurrant and cedar flavours make up the palate.

The tannins were perhaps not as ripe as in the great years - I'd call them say 98% ripe - just short of "melting" - but this is still a seriously good wine that commands attention and a place in your cellar. Drink it over the next 15 years. 93 points (extremely good)

Price: about $100
Abv: 13%
Vendors: City Wine Shop
Website: Chateau d'Armailhac
Tasted: July 2012

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