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2016 Château d'Armailhac



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Robert Parker in Wine Advocate: 'Its deep ruby color is accompanied by abundant aromas of black fruits, white chocolate, licorice and flowers. Medium-bodied, expressive, savory, pure and long with sweet tannins, it should drink well for 15 years or more.'

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Pauillac (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château d'Armailhac
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Magnum and 6L
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Allergens: Contains Sulfites

Description of 2016 Château d'Armailhac

2016 Château d'Armailhac (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)

TASTING NOTES OF 2016 Château d'Armailhac:

  • View: Château D'Armailhac 2016 reveals a dark and intense red
  • Nose: reveals a rich nose, with a freshness that combines aromas of ripe red fruit and delicate toasted notes and vanilla.
  • Mouth: On the palate, the attack is powerful, direct, with ripe tannins and perfectly regular grain offering an evolution with finesse. The wine is fleshy, enhanced by lightly toasted wood notes and reveals an elegant, lingering finish.

GRAPES: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 24%, Cabernet Franc 14% and 2% Petit Verdot

WINERY: Château d'Armailhac

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The Winery

Château d'Armailhac

Château d'Armailhac

Chateau d'Armailhac has a complicated history, especially since the owners seem to be persistently undecided about the name of the property. For the moment seems to have settled on the name of d'Armailhac, reflecting the origins of the estate, it seems appropriate, and it seems that this name will settle.

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Reviews of 2016 Château d'Armailhac


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4 /5

Before being divided, the Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Armailhacq not originally formed a single domain name Mouton. According to the quote from Baron Philippe de Rothschild in the 1933 label these two vineyards are a single whole masterpiece vineyards of France. "
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Château d'Armailhac 2016

4 /5

Château d'Armailhac belongs to Château Mouton Rothschild and it's the same team that handles the winemaking led by Mr. Philippe Dhalluin. This fine Pauillac is a blend 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 28%, 8% and 2%, Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot. In the glass d'Armailhac has a deep garnet-purple color. The very expressive nose has notes of ripe black fruit, cassis, blackberry and roasted coffee. After a warm, soft and almost creamy starter, followed by a huge middle flavor with many fine crisp fruit that surround the fine tannins. A delicious red wine with a great aging potential. What kept longer comes this wine certainly good! According to James Suckling "The Greatest ever"
James Suckling: 94-96 / 100 Parker: 93/100
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Château d'Armailhac Pauillac 2016

4 /5

From the point of view of climatology, the year 2016 as we lived in Pauillac can be split in two stages: - first, an extremely wet winter and spring: the first four months of the year had already received more than half of the annual rainfall, with a notable record of at least 240mm in January; - then, an extremely dry summer and autumn, without significant rainfall, which will lead to a defecate water balance at the end of the year

As a result of this summer drought, although the berries were numerous, they remained small, bringing density and concentration of flavors
The beautiful temperatures of August and September allowed to reach a slow but excellent maturity, so that the harvest could begin the 26/09 with the Merlots and continued in perfect conditions until 14/10
In terms of fermentations, each plot, each variety was, as usual, vinified separately, to express its most striking characteristics
The wines now assembled present remarkable colors, intense aromas of fruit and spices, and a dense texture made of very rich and coated tannins
2016, by its density and its flesh, can thus be compared to the greatest vintages of the 21st century.
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Château d'Armailhac 2016

Reviews of other vintages of 2016 Château d'Armailhac201120092015


This wine has all the love and all possible techniques to make this wine a perfect wine, flawless. It is the result of a marriage between four grape varieties with predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
The 2011 vintage has a captivating dress. A sustained purple with dark black highlights.
The nose is open facing delicate notes of red fruits such as blackberry and cherry evolving towards grilled and roasted notes.
The palate offers a powerful and fruity attack. A wide mouth, dense with woody and spicy mid-palate. The tannins are fine and silky with good density. The finish is extremely long with woody notes.
A wine with great aging potential.
Drink or keep: 2014 - 2027
PAIRING: Tournedos Rossini
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A millésime excellent! A milieu de bouche charmeur, une belle couleur. . . arômes of rouges des fruits et de delicates well mûrs vanillées notes. Bref vin à garder superbe!
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I visited the winery and bought it a few bottles there.
Shows an intense ruby ​​red colour red. Aromas of cherry, licorice. It just tasted like grape.
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