Chateau d’Armailhac is one of several Chateaux owned by the Rothschild family of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. This is a classic Bordeaux with more than a decade of age, and has mellowed and developed a bouquet of cedar, truffle, mushroom and game alongside the typical cassis fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon and other red grapes of Bordeaux. The slighter higher proportion of Merlot in the blend gives this a lighter and more fruit led note than some other Pauillac wines but it will certainly age further and continue to develop. 2009 was a superb year in Bordeaux with the wines now coming into their peak drinking window.
The 2009 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot , 14% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. It has a vibrant ruby colour with the tiniest hint of garnet on the edge of the colour, plus mellow, savoury aromas that gently emerge from the glass. It is medium in body with lingering flavour of berries, spice and cedar. 13.5% ABV.