Château d'Aiguilhe 2016

360° bottle
 A case of 12 Bottles (75cl)
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A bright and open Castillon Côtes of Bordeaux

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 a great achievement. Aiguilhe 2016 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.

Parker : 90-92 / 100
J. Robinson : 16,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxCastillon Cotes de Bordeaux
Alcohol
14.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
92

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Vineyard
Libournais

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux

Color
Red

Producer
Château d'Aiguilhe

Parker
90-92

Allergens
Contains sulphites