2011 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau d’Armailhac, Pauillac

 75.00

Varietal mix: Cabernet Sauvignon 57%, Merlot 28%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Petit Verdot 2%
Alcohol: 13 % vol.

Tasting notes
A deep, dark colour. The nose reveals fruit aromas, especially blackberry and cherry, combined with roasted, toasted notes. The powerful, fruit-driven palate reveals an attractively close-knit structure of silky, creamy tannins. The long finish lingers on slightly oak flavours. A classic vintage with plenty of ageing potential.

Food pairing
Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

Gilbert & Gaillard: 93

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Description

Chateau d’Armailhac, classified as a Fifth Growth in 1855, is a close neighbor of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Its 123 acres of vines, surrounding the beautiful grounds of the main house, are planted with the typical varieties of the region: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.
The estate, in the d’Armailhacq family since the 18th century and named Chateau Mouton d’Armailhacq after them, was acquired by Baron Philippe in 1933. Between 1956 and 1989, it was called successively Chateau Mouton Baron Phillipe then Chateau Mouton Baronne Phillipe. In 1989, Baroness Phillipine de Rothschild restored part of its original identity, renaming it Chateau d’Armailhac. The wine, aged in oak casks, combines finesse and elegance with powerful, well-structured tannins.