Since 1933 the Rothschild family has presided over the destiny of the celebrated Château d'Armailhac, cinquième Cru Classé de l’appellation Pauillac according to the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. This Grand cru has been known under numerous names and labels: Mouton d’Armailhac up to 1956,...
... then Mouton Baron Philippe, followed by Mouton Baronne Philippe in 1975, until 1989, when it reached its current name, the Château D’Armailhac. The Armailhac Château can be found outside of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Gironde. The 70 hectares of vines, adjacent to those of the Château Mouton Rothschild, are 46 years-old on average and planted on rich gravel and benefit from a "traitement raisonné" (or reasonable use of chemicals). The vines produce the four major varietals of Bordeaux wines: Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Merlot (36%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%) and the proportions found in the final blend change according to the vintage.
The Château d’Armailhac produces one wine, the Grand vin d’Armailhac, which, in spite of the age of the vines, is of a comparatively (to other wines of Bordeaux) lighter profile and tends to age quickly. It is nevertheless opulent, ripe and powerful, full of blackcurrants, noble and coated tannins and full-ish body that can easily age up to 10 to 15 years. The finest vintages of the Château D’Armailhac are 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 and 1995. World wine critics observe that the wine has recently developed a richer profile and would merit a promotion to Fourth Growth or Quatrième cru classé de Pauillac. In any event, its price remains reasonable and would make a perfect purchase for those interested in a Pauillac of great quality.
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