Château d'Aiguilhe 2011
• Domaine: Château d'Aiguilhe
• Appellation: Côtes de Castillon
• Classification: Côtes de Castillon, Blaye, Bordeaux
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"A part of the charismatic and quality oriented Comte von Neipperg’s empire, this reliable, over-achieving Castillon boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest floor and spring flowers. A juicy, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel as well as super purity and ripeness, and beautiful integration of oak, acidity, tannin and alcohol suggest this delicious, front end-loaded value selection should drink nicely for 8-10 years. It is another sleeper of the vintage. Some barely noticeable drying tannins in the finish kept my score from going higher." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/29/2014, Issue 212), Ratings: 88, Drink: 2014-2024
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