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2009 Château d'Armailhac, Pauillac

2009 Château d'Armailhac, Pauillac

Ref: BORD0905
Red  |  Still  |  13% ABV

First mention is made of this property in 1680 when two brothers - Dominique et Guilhem Armailhacq - are recorded as owning land in Pauillac. Vines are first mentioned in 1750 when it is noted that the Armailhacq estate was planted with vines at that time (like much of the Médoc). Spending their fortune on improving the quality of their wine, the family falls on hard times, having to sell Les Carruades du Pouyalet to Lafite to raise capital. Having been classified fifth growth in 1855, Armailhac struggles after WWI and sells some of its 70 hectares of vineyards. Baron Philippe de Rothschild becomes a minority shareholder, soon after buying the entirety of the business, whilst offering then owner Comte de Ferrand an annuity. The property is renamed Mouton Baron Philippe (later Mouton Baronne Philippe) between 1956 and 1988. 

Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £657.65
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Pauillac
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2017-2026
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

Lovely colour. Very narrow band at the rim of the deep pinky ruby bowl. Excellent density to a nose of coniferous woodland, milk chocolate and black plum, minerals and blackcurrant. A creamy, concentrated entry of blackcurrants. There's fine mineral earth to be found throughout. Juicy acidity. This is straight and long and the grip comes through at the finish. A densely structured wine, yet this is fresh and elegant, with a lovely purity of aftertaste. A little woody tannin. Nice come hither fruit texture, really quite plush. A woody finish to this young, impressive Armailhac. Bowes Wine original note

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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