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Château d’Aiguilhe Côtes de Castillon 2010

 Château d’Aiguilhe Côtes de Castillon 2010

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92
wa
91
Fermentation in wooden vats for 25 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap). Aging in new oak barrels (50%) on the lees for 17 months. No fining or filtering.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Cotes de Castillon
Brand Château d’Aiguilhe
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorVery lush and expressive, with caressing plum sauce, mulled blueberry and blackberry fruit and melted licorice and warm fruitcake flavors, all gliding together through the finish. Offers lovely range and a seductive mouthfeel. Drink now through 2019.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateFrom the brilliant proprietor Stephan von Neipperg, the 2010, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that hit 15% natural alcohol, is ripe and intense but exhibits good minerality and freshness as well as lots of blueberry and blackberry fruit, with hints of charcoal, licorice and asphalt. Rich and full-bodied, with no hard edges, this wine should drink beautifully for 10 or more years.

Robert Parker, February 2013