1989 D'Armailhac

- 750 ml
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When a fully-mature d’Armailhac from 1996 touches your lips, you’ll wish the feeling never ends. Love isn’t the only thing that can bring you up to cloud nine – this breathtaking wine can do just the same.

The nose is exactly what you believe a perfect wine smells like: the seducing black currant aroma mixed with cedar and cassis, a bit dusty, but absolutely classic. Its deep color unveils a whole new world of a concentrated, energetic red fruit flavor, while it keeps a great balance between medium acidity and medium tannins that tend to become unnoticeable over time.

That’s why the 1996 d’Armailhac dances so gently down your throat, leaving a persistent and delicate aftertaste. It becomes even more integrated after some air time and you could easily say that its softness can touch your soul and not just your palate.

Sokolin 1989 D'Armailhac Tasting Notes:

The D'Armailhac is a mature Bordeaux and a true virtuoso among wines. Its beautiful composition opens up with a stunning, enjoyable nose of plum, violets, dark fruit, and a subtle touch of leather. The bright red color looks incredibly inviting as you're looking at your first glass, not knowing how astonished you'll be in a few minutes. Letting it breathe for a while only adds to its beauty.

When the nose overture ends, the real music starts, right in your mouth. Soft, low tannins give the 1989 D'Armailhac amazing structure and great complexity. The palate is sweet, with touches of apple zest giving it a necessary freshness, while slightly chocolate flavor makes it delicate, but powerful at the same time. The wonderful crescendo that's becoming more and more delicious with every sip ends with a well-balanced and memorable finish

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1989
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Armailhac
Rating 95 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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