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Armailhac (6xbt)

2015 Armailhac (6xbt)

The 2015 Château d'Armailhac is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, marking a slightly higher percentage of Merlot this year. Picking began on September 16 and finished October 5 - one of the longest harvest periods for this estate, according to Philippe Dhalluin. It has a very intense bouquet with layers of small dark cherries and cassis, the oak prominent, though the final blend will contain proportionally less. The palate is very concentrated and quite showy, as d'Armailhac has a proclivity of being at this early juncture. The acidity here is nicely judged with just a touch of graphite coming through on the finish. This is a satisfactory d'Armailhac, but there was a nagging feeling that this is one wine from the Mouton Rothschild stable that left me wanting more. Perhaps that will develop during its barrel maturation? Drink 2020-2035

Score: 89-91                                                 Neil Martin, Wine Advocate (224)

CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
Vintage2015
WineryArmailhac
ColourRed
AvailabilitySpring 2018
DutyEP
AppellationPauillac
PackagingOWC
Price: £160.00


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