2016 Chateau d' Aiguilhe

Year: 2016
Appellation: Cotes de Castillon
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91-94
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Vinous Media: 90-92
James Suckling: 91-92
Jeff Leve: 93
Red Wine

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DUE IN: SPRING 2019

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$23.95

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"Well-formed and integrated already, with a fleshy edge and good energy throughout. Features plum, anise and blackberry fruit, accented by a streak of bramble. A tasty wine in the making. Score range: 91-94 –JM " (WS)

"The 2016 Chateau d'Aiguilhe is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc picked from 30 September until 18 October, matured in 30% new oak. 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." (WA)

"The 2016 d'Aiguilhe is gorgeous. A rush of cherry, red plum, espresso, sweet spice and flowers makes a strong first impression. Plump, juicy and beautifully resonant in the glass, the 2016 hits all the right notes. This succulent, inviting wine is a terrific effort from Stephan von Neipperg and his team. Tasted two times." (VM)

"Dense and silky with a polished and refined tannin backbone. Medium body, beautiful fruit and a soft-textured finish." (JS)

"Ripe, lush, sweet, dark red fruits, silky textures and a long, earthy, fruit-filled finish, with a blast of licorice, dark cocoa and black cherries in the finish. This could be the best vintage of d'Aiguilhe produced yet! 3156 Views Tasted May 12, 2018" (JL)