Château d'Armailhac - Pauillac

Château d'Armailhac, with an area of 50.9 hectares, is currently the property of the Baronne Philippine and her children. Since 2004, Philippe Dhalluin has been the general and technical director of the estate under the precious advice of Jacques and Eric Boissenot. The wine produced has been classified as one of the eighteen Cinquième Grand Crus of the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Classification.

What are the specificities of Château of Armailhac?

The history of the estate goes back to the beginning of the 18th century when Dominique D'Armailhacq became the owner and bequeathed his name to it. Throughout its history, the Château has changed its name many times. Indeed, previously named Château Mouton-d'Armailhacq (historical name since its creation, from 1750 to 1955), Château Mouton-Baron Philippe (1956-1973), Mouton Baronne (1974-1978) and Château Mouton-Baronne-Philippe (1979-1988), today its name is a return to the origins of the estate.

It is suspected that the Château d'Armailhac is one of the first wine estates on the left bank to plant large proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The estate continued to grow, reaching 70 hectares but like many Bordeaux estates, the crisis and the war impacted the estate forcing Comte Ferrand, heir of Armaillacq, to sell it.

Situated on a mostly gravelly terroir with sandy-clay and limestone soils, the vineyard produces a wine that is a blend of several grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 56%
  • Merlot 22%
  • Cabernet Franc 20%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

The vineyard is divided into 2 parts since half of the vines are located in the south of the Château while the remaining vines are located due west near the Château Mouton Rothschild.

The harvest is manual and in crates. The vinification of the Château d'Armailhac is carried out in stainless steel vats for an average of 15 to 20 days at controlled temperature. The wine is then aged in 30% new French oak barrels for an average of 16 months. The vineyard produces 200,000 bottles each year.

Too little known Grand Cru Classé, complex, subtle and fine, always in steady progress, Château d'Armailhac deserves attention.

Best vintages of Château d'Armailhac: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003 and 2000.

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