Colour: Dark and deep with purple tints.
Nose: The intense and complex nose exhales perfectly ripe fruit aromas followed with airing by succulent roast coffee and blackberry notes.
Palate: From a full and dense attack, the mid-palate reveals elegant and well-rounded tannins which underpin liquorice flavours with hints of refined and elegant oak. The long and flavourful finish lingers on red fruit flavours and chocolate notes.
Grape Varieties: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot
Awards: 93pts – Wine Spectator
History of Chateau d’Armailhac
The existence of Château d’Armailhac dates back to the late 17th century, as evidenced in a land register from 1680 which mentions the brothers Dominique and Guilhem Armailhacq, owners of parcels of land in Pauillac. The vineyard of Château d’Armailhac, an 1855 Classified Growth under the name Mouton d’Armailhacq, covers 70 hectares (172 acres) in the northern part of Pauillac. An extension of the Carruades de Mouton plateau, the Plateau des Levantines et de l’Obélisque, made up of light and very deep gravelly soil, is the preferred terroir of Cabernet grapes. The deep gravelly soil of the Plateau de Pibran rests on a clay-limestone base, giving the Château d’Armailhac wines their characteristic refinement and elegance.
Inseparable from Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Mouton d’Armailhacq houses all the technical and agricultural equipment for the two estates in its extensive outbuildings. From 1956 to 1988, the wine was called Mouton Baron Philippe, then Mouton Baronne Philippe. A Fifth Growth of acknowledged quality, its original identity as Château d’Armailhac was patly restored in 1989.