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Chateau d'Armailhac 2020

Chateau d'Armailhac 2020
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    The finesse and aromatic richness of a fine red wine from Pauillac

    The estate

    The origins of Chateau d’Armailhac date back to 1750. The vineyard was then called "Mouton d'Armailhacq". A Fifth Classified Growth of 1855, Chateau 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: Chateau d’Armailhac.

    The vineyard

    The Chateau d’Armailhac vineyard covers 70 hectares of vines north of the Pauillac appellation. The vines are planted in very stony gravel soils upon clay-limestone subsoils.

    The vintage

    A very mild winter and early spring favored an early budding of the vines. The snowfall at the end of March did not impact the vineyards. Marked by temperatures above seasonal norms, the spring was also punctuated by abundant precipitation, especially at the beginning of May. From mid-May, hot and dry conditions significantly accelerated the vegetative cycle, with flowering taking place 12 days ahead of its usual date. While the month of June was characterized by great weather contrasts, the month of July was marked by heat waves and severe drought. The few rainy days in August activated veraison and resulted in a uniform development of the berries. Historically early, the 2020 harvest yielded fully ripe grapes in perfect sanitary condition. Despite lower yields than in recent vintages, the quality was exceptional, producing fresh, balanced and dense wines with powerful tannins and a beautiful finesse.

    The blend

    The Chateau D'Armailhac 2020 was made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (59%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (8%), Petit Verdot (3%).

    The tasting

    Color

    The wine displays a deep red color with subtle purple reflections.

    Nose

    Full and expressive, the nose combines fragrances of black fruits with finely roasted nuances. During the tasting, the beautifully rich aromatic palette reveals notes of sour cherries and confectionery.

    Palate

    Rich and structured, the attack harmoniously expresses the perfect ripeness of the fruit. The palate seduces with its density, its aromas of blackcurrant and licorice, as well as with its tannins of great finesse. Harmonious and persistent, the finish is marked by constant freshness.

    J. Suckling : 92-93 / 100
    BordeauxPauillac
    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    J. Robinson
    16,5

    J. Suckling
    92-93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pauillac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau d'Armailhac

    Classification
    Fifth Growth

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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