2015 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon (Pre-Arrival)
Barrel Tasting. Features lush fruit, with creamy-edged plum, raspberry and blackberry flavors that glide along. There's depth here, but this is rounded and fresh in feel, with lovely purity. (Web Only-2016) (JM)
A solid core of fruit to this wine with chocolate, berry and spice. Full body, round and velvety texture.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chateau d'Aiguilhe is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, picked between September 23 and October 8 at 30 hectoliters per hectare, and matured in 30% new oak barrels. It has a very ripe and opulent, quite showing bouquet with fig and date-tinged red berry fruit. The palate is very well balanced, a supple ball of red cherry and strawberry fruit, with a touch of Christmas cake and allspice towards the finish; the Cabernet Franc imparts a little edginess, with a saline tincture lingering on the aftertaste. This is a very fine Côtes de Castillon from Comtes Von Neipperg. (NM)
Very dark. Lively and savoury. Lots of sweet fruit but not overdone. Polished and leathery. Lots to enjoy.