Chateau d’Aiguilhe Cote de Castillon 2016

Chateau d’Aiguilhe
Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
Red Wine
Merlot blend
New oak barrels on the lees for 14 months
2016

Description

Ripe, fragrant aromatics. Power but opulence and finesse as well. Fine, fresh grain of tannin and a persistent finish. One of the best yet from this Von Neipperg-owned (Canon-la-Gaffelière) estate.

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Reviews

92pts James Suckling– 2015 vintage

This is a red that shows depth and intense minerality as well as dark-berry and sea-salt undertones. Medium-bodied, tight and focused with blueberry and black-cherry character. Show focus and tightness. Drink now.

92pts Wine Enthusiast– 2015 vintage

This balanced wine shows fine potential. Its structure dominates at the moment, with solid tannins, but the rich black fruit is all there. Let it develop over the next several years and drink from 2021. *Cellar Selection*

92pts Wine Spectator– 2015 vintage

A swath of toasty, singed vanilla starts off, quickly backed by waves of currant and plum preserves. As the flavors knit, a graphite spine emerges and drives the anise- and apple wood-tinged finish. Let this settle in with a little cellaring. Very solid. Best from 2020 through 2027. 

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