2015 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon (1.5L) (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)
This is so excellent with so much salty, blueberry and stone character. Full and hyper fresh.
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)
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)
*Good Value* Very dark. Lively and savory. Lots of sweet fruit but not overdone. Polished and leathery. Lots to enjoy.