Wine Chateau d'Armailhac, Pauillac AOC 5-me Grand Cru Classe, 2010
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Reviews of purchase Chateau d'Armailhac, Pauillac AOC 5-me Grand Cru Classe, 2010
Wine intense, dark, almost black color.
A full-bodied wine has a powerful taste with beautiful rounded tannins and fruity notes on a background of the nuances of vanilla, roasted coffee and nuts. Long, refined finish marked notes of oak.
In the fruity aroma of wine is dominated by shades of dark cherry, decorated with nuances of toasted toast.
Wine is recommended to bring to the game, lamb sauce and aged cheeses.
Wine Chateau d'Armayyak - balanced, powerful, rich, it clearly demonstrates the harmony of style Pauillac. In the shadow of other, more famous Rothschild estates (Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Clerc Milon), wine Chateau d'Armayyak still sold at very reasonable prices. "Chateau d'Armayyak" 2010 - an outstanding vintage, seductive wine with excellent potential, which over the years, not age, but becomes even more attractive.
2010 turned out to be dry and cool. A small amount of precipitation was only in mid-June, sunny warm weather was observed only in the middle of summer. In August again reigned cool rain, and only from 21 August high daytime temperatures (38 ° C) and cool nights ensure a good harvest period for maturation ended rains in early September. The level of acidity of grapes this year - the lowest of the slow maturation, but the overall quality of the crop remains excellent. Collection began on 28 September and was completed by mid-October. The fruits are small in size but rich in its color and organoleptic characteristics. Vintage 2010 has its own character, he was awarded the status of outstanding.
The grapes for the creation of Chateau d'Armailhac going with 3 main areas of vineyards that stretch for a total of 50 hectares, 26 hectares of which are located on the plateau de levantine and de l'Obelisk - one of the most remarkable hills Pauillac. Soil is composed mainly of gravel. Another 19 hectares of vineyards are located on a plateau Petit Pibran whose sandy-chalky soils located on limestone subsoil. The third site is located on a hill with a thin layer of Beer gravel and limestone subsoil. The average density of planting in areas of 8500 vines per hectare. Age of vines generally about 47 years, although in specific areas of up to 100 years or more. After manual harvest should be fermented in stainless steel tanks, malolactic fermentation is also carried out. The wine is aged in French barriques (30% - new) for 16 months.
Chateau d'Armayyak belonging to the family of Baron Rothschild and has undergone numerous changes in the course of its history, in the late XX century returned to the origins of his name.
In the local land registry from 1680 there is mention of Armayyak brothers - owners of land in Pauillac. There are also references to the descendants of the brothers Armayyak, who was involved in the production of red wines in the plant family in 1750. At the end of the XVIII century Chateau recorded in the registers under the name "Darmailhacq". At that time, the estate consisted of 128 acres between Brane-Mouton (now known as Mouton Rothschild) and Pibran. Owner of Chateau 1844 was the wife of Mr. Joseph Odeh Darmayaka (Joseph Odet Darmailhacq). In 1855, during the official classification Chateau d'Armayyak was awarded the status of the Fifth Grand Cru. In the same 1855 Arman d'Armayyak published a treatise on viticulture and winemaking in the Medoc. In 1878, married one of the daughters d'Armayyak, Count Adrien de Ferran bought Chateau, which owned by that time had 170 acres of land. In 1931, for further development of the Chateau, the Count de Ferran decided to attract investors and create for this company shareholders, which included young and Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
After the death of Count, Baron Rothschild continues begun business and displays a high level of Chateau. From 1947 to 1966 Chateau d'Armailhac, combined with Mouton Rotshilt, received a production base with large outbuildings for storage and good technical equipment. All this helped to strengthen the position of the Chateau d'Armayyak and confirm recognized quality wines Fifth Grand Cru. In 1989, Baroness Rothschild restored historic site name, renaming it back to the Chateau d'Armayyak. On the wine label depicts Bacchus with artworks of the XVIII century Nevers stored in the Museum of Art of Wine at the Chateau Mouton Rothschild.