Pauillac ‘Château d’Armailhac’
Château d’Armailhac, an 1855 Classified Growth under the name Mouton
d’Armailhacq, covers 70ha in the northern part of Pauillac. The terroir is of light and very deep gravelly soil – the preference of Cabernet grapes, although all the traditional Médoc grape varieties are planted. The average age of the vineyard is 46 years, but nearly 20% of the total surface area dates back to 1890. The key harvesting decisions are made by an analytical and research laboratory which also monitors Château Mouton Rothschild.
Once opened up it shows blackcurrant, blackberry and fresh red fruit mingled with cedar wood notes. Well integrated tannins develop on the palate revealing a fruit flavoured concentration on the finish.