Ch. d'Armailhac, Pauillac

Ch. d'Armailhac, Pauillac - 2017

Item # 28848 750mL
$64.96/ Single Bottle
$779.52 $701.57/ Case of 12
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Red
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Pauillac
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Tasting Notes

Situated next to Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Ch. d'Armailhac offers value in Pauillac. This vintage was marked by a lot of sun, little rainfall and an early spring frost. Harvest started on September 6th for the Merlot and ended on September 29th with the Cabernet and Petit Verdot. A vintage you can enjoy today or hold a few years back.


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