2019 Château d’Armailhac, 5ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac is now released.
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Château d’Armailhac has been under the ownership of Baron Philippe de Rothschild since the 1930s. Classified as a fifth growth, the property only produce one wine that is seen as great value and is generating more and more interest amongst wine lovers.
Thoroughly enjoyable Armailhac, with concentration immediately apparent on the nose, more so than in many vintages of this wine. There’s a pleasing austerity to the tannins giving a confident but not overbearing structure with lovely juiciness on the finish. Of the three Pauillac estates in the Mouton stable, this has the youngest vines as an average age (although also some of the oldest vines in the whole of the Médoc, dating back to the 1890s) which sometimes holds it back from reaching full complexity of expression, but that is not something you’ll be complaining about here. Instead you get a fresh core, silkily textured blackberry and cassis fruits with good balance. This is the last vintage made in the old facilities, as they are about to re-do the cellars. Harvest began around one week earlier than average, on September 18, spread out through to October 9. Petit Verdot 2% completes the blend. Tasted twice one week apart. – 93 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine, May 2020
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