Since 1933, when Baron Philippe finally took full ownership, the history of Chateau d’Armailhac has been inseparable from Chateau Rothschild. Its vast outbuildings house the technical and agricultural equipment needed to farm the two estates’ vibeyards. The house, a fine though incomplete white stone building in which the steward of the east lived from 1947 to 1966 it not now used for residential purposes.
The chateau d’Armailhac vineyard is made up three groups of parcels, The Plateau des Levantines et l’Obelisque, The Plateau de Pibran and the Croupe de Béhéré.
The 2009 D’Armailhac has a medium to deep garnet colour, and vibrant red and black fruit preserves, incense, earth and dried herbs all spring from the glass with a faint undercurrent of beef drippings. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy in the mouth, it has just enough maturing, savoury fruit to fill the palate, with a lively line of freshness and a herbal lift on the finish. [90 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown – March 2019, robertparker.com]