2017 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1356331 90-93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Lively, with fun raspberry and blackberry fruit that stays bright and engaging throughout, backed by light anise and floral notes on the finish. This should fill out nicely. (JM, Web Only-2018) Inner quote mark

90 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Due to the frost, there's only one-third of the normal production of the 2017 Chateau D'Aiguilhe. Nevertheless, it’s an outstanding wine based on a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It offers more upfront blue fruits and hints of cassis as well as loads of violets and spring flowers. With good concentration, fine tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and outstanding length, it's ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years. Inner quote mark (2/2020)

89-90 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Lots of raspberry and strawberry coulis character is presented amidst a mesh of round tannins and driven through by the minerality to a medium finish. Inner quote mark (4/2018)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Medium to deep garnet-purple in color and composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 d'Aiguilhe contains a large part of second-generation fruit because 60% of the crop was affected by frost. It is scented of baked blackberries, preserved plums and Indian spices with hints of menthol and wood smoke. Medium-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a lively line of freshness, it has a long earth-laced finish. (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Mid to deep crimson. Lively cassis with a light cedary/leafy freshness but fully ripe. Juicy, rounded and beautifully harmonious. Tastes gently handled but all in proportion and with what tastes like Cabernet Franc freshness. Tannins are fine and supple already. 16.5/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 d’Aiguilhe has a pretty bouquet with raspberry coulis and wild strawberry aromas, touches of marmalade and _sous-bois _in the background. The palate is smooth and rounded. An easygoing and (for the vintage) quite generous d’Aiguilhe that just lacks a bit of body towards the finish. (NM) Inner quote mark (2/2020)


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