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Château D'Aiguilhe

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2018 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 94

Deeply colored, the wine is loaded with licorice, flowers, truffle, blackberry and plum on the nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, supple, round and fleshy, with freshness and density on the palate. There is purity in the fruit and length in the finish which provides you with sensuous red pit fruits, silky tannins, licorice, cherries, cocoa and crushed rock sensations. The harvest took place September 18 to October 5. 93-95 Pts

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2018 Château D'Aiguilhe Blanc  (Bordeaux) 91

Green apple, yellow citrus and pears come through in a forward, bright, fresh, crisp style that you can drink on the young side.

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2017 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

The nose is ripe with licorice, black cherry and plums. There is an honest sweetness to the fruit. The textures are round, the tannins are soft and the finish is fruity with a touch of licorice on the back end. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place September 21 to October 7. The frost devastated 60% of the vineyard.

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2016 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 93

Ripe, lush, sweet, dark red fruits, silky textures and a long, earthy, fruit-filled finish, with a blast of licorice, dark cocoa and black cherries in the finish. This could be the best vintage of d'Aiguilhe produced yet!

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Deep in color, the wine offers dark, black cherry liqueur, espresso, blackberry, and chocolate nuances. There is flesh, freshness and depth of flavor, with supple, sensual textures and a lush, ripe, dark, red fruit filled finish. The wine was produced from blending 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

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2016 Château D'Aiguilhe Blanc  (Bordeaux) 89

Vanilla, pears, green apple and citrus aromatics come together nicely. Medium bodied, sweet, early drinking charmer, that will be fun to enjoy in the hot summer months.

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2015 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 93

Purity with silky tannins and incredibly sweet, ripe, dark, red fruits to begin, you'll find licorice and just a hint of dark chocolate on the back end. This wine has concentration and energy and gives us insight into the kind of wine that can be realized in the Cotes de Bordeaux.

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2015 Château D'Aiguilhe Blanc  (Bordeaux) 90

The second vintage for the white wine here gets going with Fresh grapefruit, vanilla and sweet lemon chiffon, produced in a forward style.

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2014 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Fresh, red and black fruits with a spicy, mineral driven, sweet, spicy, plum and cherry finish. 90-91 Pts

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2014 Château D'Aiguilhe Blanc  (Bordeaux) 87

Fresh grapefruit, vanilla bean and lemon chiffon, made in a fresh, sweet, early drinking style. This is the debut vintage for this wine that was produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 87 Pts

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2013 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Smoky cherries, licorice and espresso bean with truffle create the aromas. On the palate, the wine shows ripeness and polish for the vintage, ending with a blast of plum and minerality that carries through. From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol. The yields were 10 hectoliters per hectare. The wine is aging in 40% new oak. 89-91 Pts

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2012 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Forward, soft, medium bodied wine that delivers a sweet, round, black cherry, thyme, espresso and earthy signature. This is ready to go.

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From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 50% new, French oak barrels. Ruby in color, plush, forward, and offering sweet black raspberries with fennel, drink this on the young side. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 89

With a dark color, the wine delivers a blast of ripe black raspberries, cherry, espresso and licorice. Forward, medium bodied and already delicious, drink this on the young side.

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From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine will be aged in 45% new oak. From limestone soil similar to what is found on the St. Emilion plateau, it shows flowers, minerality, spearmint and plum. This fresh, soft, black raspberry-filled, tannic wine will benefit from a few years of age. 90-92 Pts

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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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2009 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Licorice, jammy berries, coffee and chocolate scents lead to a plush, round, sexy and already approachable wine. Net yields in 2009 were an amazing 8 hls/ha.

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2009 d’Aiguilhe - This 50-hectare vineyard is planted on thin clay on top of limestone. Net yields in 2009 were 8 hls/ha. The wine is aged in 50% new oak. This wine, 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc, is deeply colored, and shows aromas of spice, oak, dark jammy berries, anise, strawberries, and chocolate. Full bodied and round, this fresh, supple wine finishes with dark cherry, spice, and licorice. 90-92 Pts

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2008 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 91

2008 D’Aiguilhe offers a perfume of licorice, oak, minerals, blackberry and coffee scents. Full bodied and concentrated, this ripe and round textured wine was bottled in June. 91 Pts

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08 D’Aiguilhe (Cotes de Castillon) is the perfect ringer for a blind tasting of St. Emilions. Coffee, black fruit, and some mineral essences start off this lush wine that has a fresh, ample finish of anise, plums, and black berry fruits. 89-92 Pts

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2005 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

This voluptuous charmer is filled with licorice, black cherry, chocolate and smoke. Round, sensuous and ready, this is drinking great today. It should continue at this level for at least another decade.

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This sexy little wine is coming around and offering a lot of pleasure with its licorce, chocolate, smoke, caramel and roasted coffee bean perfume. Supple in texture, the wine exudes pleasure in its ripe, dark berry, chocolate and mocha finish.

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From a typical blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this delicious, affordable, Cotes de Castillon wine is filled with licorice, black cherry, cocoa, cassis and earthy scents. Richly textured and drinking perfectly today, the wine ends with a fresh, ripe, fennel and spicy plum finish. This is one of the great value wines from the 2005 Bordeaux wine vintage.

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2004 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 88

Smoky, with mushroom, floral and dark berry aromatics. The wine is medium bodied, round and ends with a fennel and black cherry finish. This is fully mature and requires drinking.

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2003 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

This fully mature wine offers licorice, plum, black cherries, truffle, jam and smoke. From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this round, ripe and delicious Right Bank, Bordeaux wine is drinking great today.

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2001 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 88

Clearly starting its gentle decline as the wine offers more secondary, earthy, tobacco notes than sweet, red berries. Drink up as it is not going to get any better from here.

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2000 Château D'Aiguilhe  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Fully mature, with licorice, stone, earth, black raspberry, spice, coffee and ripe plum scents, this round, medium bodied, soft textured wine is drinking at the perfect place today. If you have any remaining, I'd drink them over the next 2-4 years to preserve the fruit.

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