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%
    94/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    High Cabernet, as is the story of the vintage on the Left Bank. A wine that also continues the new story of Armailhac following serious investment in vineyards and cellar, and technical director Lucie Lauilhé. Bright and vivid from the first moment, layered cassis, crushed mint, liqourice root, crushed rocks, an excellently precise, structed and textured Armailhac. Love it. Harvest September 7 to 30. 80ha in production, 50% new oak barrels for ageing.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    91-93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 d'Armailhac was picked from September 7 to 30 and aged in 50% new oak. It contains the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon to date. Its tightly wound bouquet demands encouragement from the glass, perhaps just missing the panache that elevated the previous vintage. You could argue that this seems more “serious.” The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and a firm backbone. It’s a little pepperier than previous vintages, closing with a streamlined finish. Give this two or three years in bottle.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

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    country:
    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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