Chateau d’Armailhac was previously part of the massive vineyards that we know today as Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The name of the estate came from one of the first owners of the estate, Dominique d’Armailhacq.
Château d’Armailhac has 50 ha of vines (aged 43) on a terroir of the authentic Médoc, is circumscribed to the west and south by Château Pontet Canet, to the north and east by Château Mouton Rothschild . Part of the old barrels of this Premier Cru Classé is used to raise his little cousin.
Part of the empire of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild, this estate was once known as Mouton Baronne Philippe. This impressive, deep, opaque ruby/purple wine, with loads of charcoal, crème de cassis and a flowery-ness, this is rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, quite pure, and avoids any of the astringency or hollowness that some Médocs possess in this vintage. The wine is complete and finishes authoritatively. The tannins are there, but ripe, integrated and velvety. This is a very impressive d’Armailhac to drink over the next 20-25 years. [91 points, Robert M. Parker Jr – Apr 2015 – robertparker.com]