Medoc CC and St Emilion 1GCC 2003

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The pasting that this heatwave received, 10 years on, from our panel was not wholly unexpected. 'Okay', 'sound' and 'drinkable' were descriptors reserved for only the best wines. See the top rated Medoc crus classes and St Emilion premiers grands crus classes 2003s here...
Château d’Armailhac Pauillac 5CC
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Château d’Armailhac, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 16.5 Ronan Sayburn MS 17.5 Steven Spurrier 17
Ripe, open nose of lifted red and dark fruits. Has 2003 ripeness but has kept the Pauillac grip. The freshness is gone but there is complexity as well as vineyard character with graphite, gravel and cedar.
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13%
Price £37–£60 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants

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