The origins of Château d’Armailhac hark back to 1750. The vineyard was then called "Mouton d'Armailhacq". A Fifth Classified Growth of 1855, Château d’Armailhac shines bright in the appellation of Pauillac. It was in 1931 that the young Baron Philippe de Rothschild became a minority shareholder in the Mouton d'Armailhacq estate. Eventually, the château came under the full ownership of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. It was in 1989 that Baroness Philippine de Rothschild decided to restore the estate to its original name: Château d’Armailhac.
Château d'Armailhac comprises a 73-hectare vineyard in the north of the Pauillac appellation. The vines are 46 years old on average and rest on a light and deep gravel soil.
The year 2015 was particularly dry from February to July, i.e. from budburst to veraison, which had an impact on the size of the grapes. The significant rainfall recorded in August and September was beneficial for the vineyard, which had already been affected by water stress, and ensured an optimal ripening of the grapes. In order to harvest at perfect maturity, the harvest was exceptionally long, from 16 September to 5 October 2015.
Château d'Armailhac 2015 comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (69%), Merlot (29%), Cabernet Franc (2%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
A beautiful garnet colour with purple highlights.
The expressive nose blends intense red fruit fragrances with roasted and marzipan notes.
A full and fleshy attack gives way to a generous palate revealing silky tannins and delicious aromas of cherry, vanilla and liquorice. The finish is persistent and seductive with its subtle and delicious notes of chocolate.
Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2015 D'Armailhac displays a medium to deep garnet-purple color and exuberant notions of exotic spices and potpourri over a core of black and red cherry preserves plus wild blueberries and a waft of tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals mouth-filling, juicy black berry flavors with approachable, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness on the finish.