Chateau d'Armailhac 2010 Pauillac Grand Cru Classe

Château d'Armailhac 2010

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 5ème Grand Cru Classé - Château d'Armailhac

5ème Grand Cru Classé en 1855.

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Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in a hydro-regulated cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Cabernet Franc 15%
Petit Verdot 2%
Merlot 23
Château d'Armailhac

Château d'Armailhac

The Château d'Armailhac is among the most famous Domaines of the Pauillac appellation. Having belonged to the d'Armailhacq family since the eighteenth century, it will obtain the title of Fifth Grand Cru Classé during the famous classification of the wines of the Medoc for the Paris World Fair.

It was acquired by Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1933, who then named it "Mouton-Baron-Philippe". Then in 1975, when his daughter Baroness Philippine took over its management, it became "Mouton-Baronne-Philippe". Finally, she decided to restore its identity by permanently naming it Château d'Armailhac in 1991.

Located on gravel and clay-limestone soils, its vineyard covers 76 hectares of vines, of which 55% are Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The wines are aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are new.

The Château d'Armailhac is a wine that combines power and refinement, complexity and elegance, with a beautiful aromatic expression typical of Pauillac.

Critics Château d'Armailhac 2010.

Robert Parker
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Jancis Robinson
Jean-Marc Quarin

Description Château d'Armailhac 2010.

The 2010 vintage is undoubtedly a very beautiful wine year in Bordeaux, dry, very sunny and without scorching temperatures during the summer period. The end of August and the month of September were marked by alternating hot days and cool nights, conducive to a good ripening of the grapes. All these conditions made it a remarkable vintage.

Blend of the 2010 vintage: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

The color is dark and deep, with elegant tiled highlights.

The nose offers a beautiful purity of fruit, with notes of blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry, complemented by cardamom, coffee and a melted woody finish.

The attack is voluminous, revealing a fleshy and concentrated body. The tannins are coated, making the wine rise in aromatic power with flavors of ripe fruit, vanilla and toasted bread. The density never ends, and the wine melts on a long, persistent and racy finish. A great vintage of beautifully evolved Armailhac.

Food and wine pairing:

Château d'Armailhac 2010 will go perfectly with a tournedos of beef à la bordelaise, small game such as a jugged hare, a leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic, roast goose or even a salmis of pigeon.

For an agreement with cheeses, privilege those with pressed and uncooked paste: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme of Savoy. It can also be enjoyed with Brie de Meaux, Gouda or Salers.

For dessert, finish it off with a dark chocolate mi-cuit, an Opera cake or a Russian.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château d'Armailhac 2010 can wait several more years in the cellar, reaching its peak between 2035 and 2040.

However, it lends itself wonderfully well to tasting today. To do so, make sure to place the bottle in the serving room at a room temperature between 15 and 18°C, open it and decant it ideally 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from the light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.