Château d'Armailhac 1998 - Pauillac
Label: Beautiful, beware one has a torn label
Overall condition: Excellent
About the estate: From 1680 we find traces of the Armailhacq brothers, owners of vines for about fifteen hectares. A century later the area of 52 hectares is called "Mouton d'Armailhacq". Following a very expensive investment, Madame Darmailhacq had to sell her plot of Carruades du Pouyalet to Château Lafite in 1844. In 1855 the Château was classified among the fifth growths. After many adventures, the estate was acquired by Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The Mouton d'Armailhacq became Mouton Baron Philippe then Mouton Baronne Philippe before taking the name Château d'Armailahc in 1989.
About the vintage: An overall successful vintage for the Pauillacs which could have become legendary if the rains in September and October had not disrupted the harvest.
WUAT's opinion: For us, Château d'Armailhac is a bit like the counterpart of Château Duhart-Milon but offers greater regularity. You would never have a disappointment with d'Armailhac. A nice wine that will not need to be decanted.
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