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Chateau D'Aiguilhe Cotes de Castillon 2016 750ML

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    Points to Purchase:660
    Points Earned:33

    This Wine Is Rated:

    • JS 92 Points
    • RP 90-92 Points
    • WS 92 Points


    Tasting notes:

    Aiguilhe is a wine that seduces from the very beginning with its sumptuous aromas. Brilliantly expressing notes of red plum and black cherry, the nose seems to develop a more floral character over time. The entry is both lively and soothing. The mid-palate is juicy upon remarkably silky tannins, all enriched with plenty of fruit. The finish is delicious and the wine is overall a perfect testament to the quality sought after by the team of Stephan von Neipperg.

    Food pairing:

    We recommend pairing this wine with an aperitif, Deli meats, Red meat, White meat, Poultry, Game meat and Cheese.


    Harvested under excellent climatic conditions between September 30th and October 18th, 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc will enter this year's blend of Château d'Aiguilhe 2016, contributing to this Castillon Côtes of Bordeaux a bright fruity quality and straightforward character on the palate. A wine produced in barrels, of which 30% are new oak, a detail that explains the very fruity profile, which is not masked by the toasted character often observable at this stage of production and tasting.

    This is very precise with dark-berry, sandalwood and light chocolate character. Just a hint of sweet fruit and wet earth. Medium body, firm tannins and a pretty finish. - James Suckling 92 points

    Juicy loganberry and black currant fruit forms an inviting core, while light bay, tobacco and violet notes fill in around the fruit. Offers a fleshy edge but keeps an emphasis on cut and drive through the finish. - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 points

    It has a warm and sensual bouquet: small macerated black cherries, blueberry and sloes, a light floral tincture emerging with time. This has a little more strictness compared to the 2015 last year. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and good body. Sappy black fruit, a touch of spice towards the finish, and you have yourself a very fine Côtes de Castillon. - Robert Parker 90-92 points