2010 Château D'Aiguilhe Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Wine Tasting Note


2010 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 91

With a good deep color, the wine offers truffle, tobacco and sweet black cherries in the nose. Structured, fresh, bright and now tight, the wine is not a lot of fun to taste for the moment. Give it a 3-5 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

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With a licorice, black cherry, smoke, spice and espresso bean nose, this supple ripe, spicy black raspberry jam filled wine is one of the top wines from the Cotes de Castillon appellation. 91-92 Pts

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d’Aiguilhe – This 50-hectare vineyard produced with a typical blend for the appellation, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is aged in 50% new oak. Dark, purple ruby in color, with a perfume of licorice, jammy dark berries and oak, the wine is round in texture and is filled with delicious ripe black and red fruits, chocolate and spicy, fresh berries. 90-92 Pts

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Aiguilhe Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau d'Aiguilhe, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau d'Aiguilhe is much better with at least 3-5 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour to 90 minutes. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau d'Aiguilhe offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau d'Aiguilhe with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau d'Aiguilhe is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau d'Aiguilhe Querre is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau d'Aiguilhe is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Chateau d'Aiguilhe Blanc

With the 2014 vintage, Chateau d’Aiguilhe introduced a white Bordeaux wine, d'Aiguilhe Blanc. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, which comes from a tiny, 0.35 hectare parcel of vines planted in the Cotes de Castillon appellation.

The wine is vinified in 5 year old, French oak barrels. There is no malolactic fermentation or skin contact. The wine is then aged for an average of 8 months in used, French oak barrels before bottling.

You should expect to see an increase in the amount of Sauvignon Blanc planted here in time. There are also plans to plant one hectare of Chardonnay vines outside the appellation.