2010 Château D'Armailhac Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

The nose opens on fruit aromas, especially black cherry, followed by toasted, roasted notes. The wine is immediately full and powerful on the attack, with well-rounded tannins and fruit flavours that develop notes of vanilla, roasted coffee and toasted nuts. The long finish is sustained by slightly toasted, oaky flavours.

$146.99
$146.99

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ABOUT THIS WINE

Château D'Armailhac is a Fifth Classified Growth of Paulliac.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. After vatting, the wine is matured for 18 months in French oak barrels in conditions of perfectly controlled temperature and humidity.

Château d’Armailhac is adjacent to Château Mouton Rothschild to the north. The south-facing vineyard spans 76 hectares (188 acres) on three different gravel banks, giving it all the typical features of the Pauillac appellation. The average age of the vines is 40 years.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

The vineyard of Château d’Armailhac, an 1855 Classified Growth under the name Mouton d’Armailhac, covers 70 hectares (172 acres) in the northern part of Pauillac. An extension of the Carruades de Mouton plateau, the Plateau des Levantines et de l’Obélisque, made up of light and very deep gravelly soil, is the preferred terroir of Cabernet grapes. The deep gravelly soil of the Plateau de Pibran rests on a clay-limestone base, giving the Château d’Armailhac wines their characteristic refinement and elegance. The light gravelly soil of the Croupe de Béhéré is up to three metres deep.

The vineyard is planted with traditional Médoc grape varieties (52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) on rootstocks best suited to the soil (mostly Riparia-Gloire). The average age of the vineyard is 46 years, but nearly 20% of the total surface area dates back to 1890. Plantation density is high at 10,000 vines per hectare: Château d’Armailhac preserves the old methods of ensuring quality.