2015 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1259338 91-94 points Wine Spectator

 *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)

92-93 points James Suckling

 This is so excellent with so much salty, blueberry and stone character. Full and hyper fresh.  (4/2016)

90-92 points 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)  (4/2016)

88-91 points Vinous

 A huge wine, the 2015 d'Aiguilhe is endowed with serious intensity and richness. Waves of dark red fruit, plum, menthol and licorice flesh out in the glass. Hints of white pepper and chalk add an attractive upper register, but in 2015, Aiguilhe is mostly about texture and intensity, both of which it has in spades. (AG)  (4/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 *Good Value* Very dark. Lively and savory. Lots of sweet fruit but not overdone. Polished and leathery. Lots to enjoy.  (4/2016)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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