Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac 2010


SKU 01777


Owned by the illusRothschild his estate was classified as a Fifth Growth in 1855 and is currently part of the Rothschild trio of chateaux in Pauillac. Encompassing over 100 acres, the vineyards are planted to 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Frannc and 2% Petit Verdot with old vines averaging 45 years. The cellars are adjacent to Mouton Rothschild and the quality of the wines has continued to improve and impress over the last 25 years.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Chateau d'Armailhac
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorDense, juicy and inviting, with bouncy briar, blackberry, steeped black currant and melted black licorice notes framed by roasted apple wood and graphite notes. The finish courses along with good definition. Energetic and tempting, but the gripping, iron-laden finish will benefit from cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateAnother sensational effort from Philippe Dhaluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot shows complex floral notes intermixed with forest floor, camphor, black currants and mulberries that all jump from the glass of this aromatic style of d'Armailhac. This wine possesses very good acidity, a surprisingly higher percentage of Merlot than usual, but the quality is impressive, and the good news is that there are 20,000 cases of this full-bodied beauty, which should age nicely for 15-20+ years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis is a wine that's full of blackberry flavor, with elegant fruitiness and sweet tannins. It may miss the firm structure of the vintage, but it makes up for that with its forward, ripe fruitiness.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013