Chateau d’Armailhac offers good value, drinks well young, and shows good, solid, Pauillac character. The original porcelain artwork the logo is based on resides in the museum at Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Chateau d’Armailhac was for years thought of like a lighter-styled, early-drinking Bordeaux wine. Today, d’Armailhac expresses ample Pauillac character with a good concentration of flavor and supple textures. Hopefully, this trend to producing better Bordeaux wine at this property will continue.
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 D'Armailhac strides confidently out of the glass with classic scents of cassis, warm plums and cedar chest, plus wafts of pencil lead, bay leaves and kirsch. The medium-bodied palate has a sturdy frame of chewy tannins and plenty of freshness to support the crunchy black and red fruits, finishing savory.