CHATEU D'ARMAILHAC - Pauillac Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux - France

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Product SKU
BO51
Vintage: 2016
The existence of Château d'Armailhac dates back to the late 17th century (1680), as property of the Armailhacq brothers. The Chateau d'Armailhac 2016 is dark and deep with purple tints. The intense and complex nose exhales perfectly ripe fruit aromas followed with airing by succulent roast coffee and blackberry notes. 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.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

 

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Country FRANCE Region Pauillac AOC Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Product Description

Description

Fifth Classified Growth in the 1855. The existence of Château d'Armailhac dates back to the late 17th century (1680), as property of the Armailhacq brothers. The Chateau d'Armailhac 2016 is dark and deep with purple tints. The intense and complex nose exhales perfectly ripe fruit aromas followed with airing by succulent roast coffee and blackberry notes. 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. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat With rack of lamb, along with seasonal vegetables.
  • Cheese The perfect partner for a good selection of cheeses.
  • Legumes Serve at 17-18°C with roasted quails with raisins, médaillon of veal and morels
  • Dessert The perfect partner for dark chocolate & desserts.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 93 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 92 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 95 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Decanter 93 Points

Among the top British wine-lifestlye magazines, Decanter is a staple in the wine industry, offering magazine reviews, international wine competitions and wine guides.

Critique Review

This is a ripe wine, full of black fruits with attractive tannins. It has depth but the wine is more about fruitiness and relatively quick development. Drink this already delicious, lightly spicy wine from 2022.

WINE ENTHUSIAST

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2016
Region Pauillac AOC
Country FRANCE
Producer The ROTHSCHILD Family
Average age of vines The vineyard is planted with traditional Médoc grape varieties (52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) on rootstocks best suited to the soil (mostly Riparia-Gloire). The average age of the vineyard is 46 years, but nearly 20% of the total surface area dates back to 1890
Production method 204.000 bottles
Harvest method Manual harvest.
Fermentation & maceration Cellar management by gravity. Plot by plot management. Classical vinification in stainless steel vats with control of temperatures. Pumping over.
Aging Ageing for 18 months in new oak barrels (1/3), in one year old barrels (1/3) and in two years old barrels (1/3).
Mouth Attribute Complex, Minerals, Powerful, Rich, Smokey
Nose Attribute Chocolate, Fruity, Toasted
SKU BO51

Vineyard Info

The existence of Château d'Armailhac dates back to the late 17th century (1680), as property of the Armailhacq brothers. In the late 18th century, the vineyard is generally called Mouton d'Armailhacq. In 1855, it is classified as a Fifth Growth. In 1878, Comte de Ferrand, son-in-law of Armailhacq, acquires the estate. In 1931, he creates the "Société Anonyme du Domaine de Mouton d'Armailhacq". The young Baron Philippe de Rothschild becomes a minority shareholder then, in 1933, acquires all the shares in return for a life annuity for the Comte de Ferrand. A year later, on the latter's death, Baron Philippe becomes the effective owner of the estate. Mouton d'Armailhacq is renamed Mouton Baron Philippe in 1956, then Mouton Baronne Philippe until the vintage 1988. In 1989, Baroness Philippine decides to restore its original identity to Mouton d'Armailhacq, giving it the name Château d'Armailhac.

Description

Fifth Classified Growth in the 1855. The existence of Château d'Armailhac dates back to the late 17th century (1680), as property of the Armailhacq brothers. The Chateau d'Armailhac 2016 is dark and deep with purple tints. The intense and complex nose exhales perfectly ripe fruit aromas followed with airing by succulent roast coffee and blackberry notes. 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. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat With rack of lamb, along with seasonal vegetables.
  • Cheese The perfect partner for a good selection of cheeses.
  • Legumes Serve at 17-18°C with roasted quails with raisins, médaillon of veal and morels
  • Dessert The perfect partner for dark chocolate & desserts.

Awards

Wine Spectator 93 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 92 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 95 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Decanter 93 Points

Among the top British wine-lifestlye magazines, Decanter is a staple in the wine industry, offering magazine reviews, international wine competitions and wine guides.

Critique Review

This is a ripe wine, full of black fruits with attractive tannins. It has depth but the wine is more about fruitiness and relatively quick development. Drink this already delicious, lightly spicy wine from 2022.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2016
Region Pauillac AOC
Country FRANCE
Producer The ROTHSCHILD Family
Average age of vines The vineyard is planted with traditional Médoc grape varieties (52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) on rootstocks best suited to the soil (mostly Riparia-Gloire). The average age of the vineyard is 46 years, but nearly 20% of the total surface area dates back to 1890
Production method 204.000 bottles
Harvest method Manual harvest.
Fermentation & maceration Cellar management by gravity. Plot by plot management. Classical vinification in stainless steel vats with control of temperatures. Pumping over.
Aging Ageing for 18 months in new oak barrels (1/3), in one year old barrels (1/3) and in two years old barrels (1/3).
Mouth Attribute Complex, Minerals, Powerful, Rich, Smokey
Nose Attribute Chocolate, Fruity, Toasted
SKU BO51

The existence of Château d'Armailhac dates back to the late 17th century (1680), as property of the Armailhacq brothers. In the late 18th century, the vineyard is generally called Mouton d'Armailhacq. In 1855, it is classified as a Fifth Growth. In 1878, Comte de Ferrand, son-in-law of Armailhacq, acquires the estate. In 1931, he creates the "Société Anonyme du Domaine de Mouton d'Armailhacq". The young Baron Philippe de Rothschild becomes a minority shareholder then, in 1933, acquires all the shares in return for a life annuity for the Comte de Ferrand. A year later, on the latter's death, Baron Philippe becomes the effective owner of the estate. Mouton d'Armailhacq is renamed Mouton Baron Philippe in 1956, then Mouton Baronne Philippe until the vintage 1988. In 1989, Baroness Philippine decides to restore its original identity to Mouton d'Armailhacq, giving it the name Château d'Armailhac.