Stemming from the Rothschild family, this wine is powerful, full bodied and refined. A charming wine that will not disappoint
2012 was a year of contrasts. The winter was cold and very dry, but abundant rain in April and May gave the fruit the necessary water. This was followed by exceptionally dry conditions prevailed from 20 July to 20 September and harvesting commenced 1st October. In 2012, Chateau D'Armailhac was produced from the younger vines its older brother Chateau Mouton Rothschild, reflecting its lighter soils but more importantly its winemaking choices.
The result in a extremely mouthwatering wine with juicy flavours of red cherry, raspberry puree, raspberry leaf and tobacco. It's a tad more evolved than many of the 2012 classified growths, meaning that this is winderfully ready to drink now.
Top quality, open and generous.
Grilled meats, lambs, stews and game dishes.
92/100 James Suckling
91/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Robert Parker
91/100 Jane Anson