Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac
    Château d'Armailhac

    Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac,

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    Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2003

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2003
    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13%
    92/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    In bottle, this has a beautiful curl of rosebuds and peony flowers, with a delicate tannic frame, loganberry and blackberry fruits, salinity on the finish, and it has filled out well through the mid palate over ageing. Good quality. 3.73ph. 50% new oak, 60IPT, Lucie Lauilhé first vintage as technical director, and first vintage in new cellar.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024
    86-88/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 d'Armailhac is the first vintage made in the newly refurbished winery. A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, harvested from 28 September to 8 October, it is aging in 50% new oak. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it slips out of the glass with up-front scents of baked blackberries, black raspberries, and kirsch, followed by hints of cinnamon toast and sauteed herbs. Light to medium-bodied, the palate delivers plenty of vibrant red and black fruits with soft tannins and a spicy kick to the finish. pH 3.72. IPT 60.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    90/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 d'Armailhac, which was bottled mid-May, has an attractive nose with perfumed blackberry and blueberry fruit, the oak here seamlessly integrated—quite "Mouton" in style. A mini-Mouton perhaps? It becomes much plusher than the Clerc Milon after 10 minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and linear, with grainy tannins, a pronounced graphite element and a pliant, Merlot-driven finish, making it quite approachable in style.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2024

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    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Château d'Armailhac

    Château d'Armailhac

    Owned by the Baron Philippe de Rothschild empire, d’Armailhac has benefited from financial investment of its parent and the technological know-how of First Growth partner Mouton Rothschild. Situated to the north east of Pauillac on three plots: Plateau des Levantines et de L’Obelisque (near the Carruades croupe), Plateau de Petit Pibran and Le Croupe de Behere. There are currently 50 hectares of vines planted with 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Since 2005 the wines have been of excellent quality and the bar is continually being raised. For those who want First Growth wine-making at a fraction of the cost, you’d do well to look at Clerc Milon and d’Armailhac.

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