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Showing a dark color of medium intensity with a discreet nose, this wine performs tender and fruity as well as savory and aromatic on the palate, of medium body. While not very persistent, it finishes coated.
A dense plum/purple color is followed by a supple, evolved, medium-bodied wine revealing an elegant bouquet of red and black currants, charcoal, toast and earth.
A fairly dark and concentrated nose, with a wealth of dense, crunchy, crystalline black fruits. Lovely fruit expression on the palate, redolent of raspberries and cream. Broad and textured, supple, refined but fresh. An impressive wine dripping in style. Like its stablemate Clerc-Milon, this may warrant a higher score in future.
5th Cru Classé in 1855. Bought in 1934 by baron Philippe de Rothschild, this wine has been successively called Mouton d'Armailhac, Mouton Baron Philippe, Mouton Baronne Philippe before it went back in 1989, to its original name: Armailhac. Less and less light, Armailhac has recently gained in deepness, power and elegance.
Owner: Baronne Philippine de Rothschild
Administrator: Baronne Philippine de Rothschild
Manager: Philippe Dhalluin, Jean-Paul Polaert
Cellar master: Jean-Louis Lafourcade
Blend of the 2008 vintage: 15% Cabernet Franc, 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Ageing: 25% in new barrels during 15 month/s
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Soil: Light and deep gravels, over a partly clay and limestone sub-soil
Area: 50 hectares
Average age of the vines: 47 years
Density of the vines: 8500 feet per hectare:
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