2006 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes d'Castillon (Previously $34)
This shows new wood on the nose, with ripe berry and sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and firm tannins. Very fresh and racy. Consistently outstanding and always a serious value. Best from 2012 through 2017.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright medium ruby. Cassis, licorice, minerals and cedar on the slightly inky nose. Sweet, lush and forward, with a distinctly exotic quality to its dark berry and spicecake flavors. This round, pliant wine is all about mouthcoating fruit. Finishes with serious but nicely ripe tannins and very good length.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This consistently high quality estate’s 2006 exhibits aromas of cedar, black currants, black cherries, loamy soil, and background toasty oak. Medium-bodied and richly fruity with sweet tannin, it should drink well for 5-6 years. Good value.