Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.111 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Classified as a Fifth Growth in 1855, is a close neighbor of Château Mouton Rothschild. A blend of 50% Cab Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% of Cab Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. A wonderful wine with the higher % of Merlot than usual, ripe fruit, citrus and spice aromas. Cherry, plum and currant flavors with a nice mineral edge, creamy soft tannins, lingering finish ending with a earthy mineral tang. Very Nice!

Classified as a Fifth Growth in 1855, is a close neighbor of Château Mouton Rothschild. A blend of 50% Cab Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% of Cab Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. A wonderful wine with the higher % of Merlot than usual, ripe fruit, citrus and spice aromas. Cherry, plum and currant flavors with a nice mineral edge, creamy soft tannins, lingering finish ending with a earthy mineral tang. Very Nice!

Jul 13th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Strong showing from this young Pauillac. Surprisingly elegant and pretty at this stage. Cassis, red currants and tobacco with great freshness on the palate. Wonderful herbal component with just a touch of brett. Very classic expression.

Strong showing from this young Pauillac. Surprisingly elegant and pretty at this stage. Cassis, red currants and tobacco with great freshness on the palate. Wonderful herbal component with just a touch of brett. Very classic expression.

Feb 1st, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Ripe big dark cherries, cherries, dry minerals and crushed rocks. Still hasn't closed down.

Ripe big dark cherries, cherries, dry minerals and crushed rocks. Still hasn't closed down.

Jan 28th, 2017
Tom Gendall

2014 vintage. Simple fruity and pleasing.

2014 vintage. Simple fruity and pleasing.

May 8th, 2015
JJ Lumia

Let me say from the outset. This is not for everyone. Plump, juicy, and velvety. Still pretty taut, with a chalky minerality on the finish. Lots of olive, iron, and burnt wood. For me, it works, but it’s going to be a big leap for the inexperienced. Enjoyable now, but I’d let it rest for a while. It will improve over time and patience will be rewarded.

Let me say from the outset. This is not for everyone. Plump, juicy, and velvety. Still pretty taut, with a chalky minerality on the finish. Lots of olive, iron, and burnt wood. For me, it works, but it’s going to be a big leap for the inexperienced. Enjoyable now, but I’d let it rest for a while. It will improve over time and patience will be rewarded.

Jun 10th, 2018
chao

Too young

Too young

Oct 20th, 2017
Jason Jarvis

Whoa!

Whoa!

Aug 14th, 2017
Brian Messineo

Naturally just a baby at this point, but lots of red fruits with a nice silkiness to the tannins. Will hold other bottles for several years, but like what I have tasted in the few '14's from Bordeaux that I have tried.

Naturally just a baby at this point, but lots of red fruits with a nice silkiness to the tannins. Will hold other bottles for several years, but like what I have tasted in the few '14's from Bordeaux that I have tried.

Jun 12th, 2017
Paul Chin

Paul had this 5 months ago

Paul had this 5 months ago

Oct 6th, 2019
Junichi Sakamoto

Junichi had this 2 years ago

Junichi had this 2 years ago

Nov 28th, 2017