About the producer
this property has gone through numerous name changes over the years including; Chateau Mouton-Baron Philippe, (1956–1973), Mouton Baronne (1974–1978) and even Chateau Mouton-Baronne-Philippe from 1979 until 1988, before part of its original identity was restored in 1989, when it was renamed Château d’Armailhac.
The estate is currently owned by the Mouton Rothschild branch of the Rothschild family.
The winery is in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
The Chateau has about 70 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Petit Verdot (2%). The Cabernet Franc vines date back to 1890.
It is thought that Chateau d’Armailhac was one of the first produces to begin planting large portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot in their left bank vineyards.