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

Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2022


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En primeur

En Primeur
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2022

6x75cl

EP

£242.00



Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2022

2022

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2022

Tasted after the wonderful Clerc Milon, d’Armailhac, whilst not quite at the same level, is mighty impressive; almost certainly the finest wine we can recall tasting from this chateau. The Cabernet Franc brings more florality to proceedings with notes of raspberries, eucalyptus and roses. There's admirable concentration, a certain cut and thrust to the energetic mid-palate and a framework of robust tannins. It feels less exuberant and more vertical than Clerc with a wonderfully salty, nuanced finish of cassis, liquorice and graphite. A top drawer d'Armailhac made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

ABV:
13%
94/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

The difference from a typical vintage colour is more marked in Armailhac than Clerc Milon, where we are more used to deep colours. This in contrast is an extremely intense Armailhac, really stepping into its Pauillac boots, a ton of deep plum, cassis and damson. Great expansion through the palate, beautiful depth of flavour, this is extremely impressive, with an edge of eucalyptus and graphite on the finish, and more grip than usual. Yields down to 26hl/h (there are more new plantings here so young vines). Second vintage with the new winery, and new technical director Lucille Lauilhé. Harvest September 8 to 27, 50% new oak, 3.83ph.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
93-95/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

The 2022 d'Armailhac is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly emerges from the glass with evocative blueberry pie, black raspberries, and warm cassis scents, giving way to hints of pencil lead, lilacs, and underbrush. The full-bodied palate delivers taut, muscular black fruit with beautifully rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy. This year represents a real step up. pH 3.83, TPI 75.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
93-95/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Château d'Armailhac was picked from 8 to 27 September and matured in 50% new oak. This has a very pure and sensual bouquet with precocious black plum, cassis violet and espresso scents. The palate is medium-bodied with muscular tannins on the entry, though I find just a little more complexity compared to the Clerc Milon this year. There's a gentle and discrete crescendo toward its delineated and minerally finish. Excellent. This is more like the d'Armailhac that I was familiar with, say, ten years ago. It will surely be irresistible once it reaches its peak. You've been warned.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023

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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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