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2018 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon

SKU #1547262 93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The purity of fruit to this is really attractive with blue fruit, blackberries and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with fine tannins, a solid core of fruit and a long, attractive finish. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

91-93 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A sleeper in the vintage, the 2018 Château d'Aiguilhe comes from the talented team of Canon-La-Gaffelière. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from the limestone soils of the Castillon region, still aging in 20% new oak, it has impressive cassis and black raspberry fruits intermixed with notions of crushed rocks, spice, and spring flowers. Pure, medium to full-bodied, with both sweet fruit and integrated acidity, it’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet keep for 10-15 years or more. It’s going to be a smoking value! Inner quote mark (5/2019)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Austere, textbook limestone flavours given a plump mid palate by damson and black cherry fruits. Owned by Stephan von Neipperg. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 d'Aiguilhe offers up a compelling mélange of inky red/purplish fruit and plenty of structure to match. It is impressive in its peer group, but also needs quite a bit of time to be at its best. The 2018 is not quite as showy as it was en primeur, and yet its energy and depth are intriguing. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 d'Aiguilhe jumps up out of the glass with exuberant notes of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and blackberry pie, plus hints of potpourri, hoisin and forest floor. The medium to full-bodied palate has a soft texture and oodles of freshness supporting the mouth-coating black fruit preserves, finishing with loads of exotic spice layers. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Extremely deep crimson. Notes of purple! Polished, slightly raw fruit. Very dramatic! Sweet and round with the fruit almost obliterating the tannin. A real statement. This could be useful for relatively early drinking even if it’s not that subtle. Dry finish and just that slightly green undertow. *Good Value* 16/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/20/2021 | Send Email
This is clean, cool, poised and elegant with flowery aromas and a touch of spice. Black raspberry and dark cherry fruit fill the intense middle while mineral notes emerge on the fine finish.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/18/2021 | Send Email
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One of our old standbys comes through again. Tons of cassis and blackberry aromas, Soft tannins make this tasty now, but you can cellar it easily 10 years. One of their best in years. At least since 2010.
Drink from 2023 to 2033

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