2016 Château d’Aiguilhe


6 in stock

Appellation: Côtes de Castillon

Ratings: JD-92  JS-92  AG-92  WS-92  NM-91

Size: 750 ml

6 in stock


92    Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2016 Château d’Aiguilhe checks in as 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc brought up in 30% new barrels before being bottled with no fining. As with the white, it has brilliant limestone character as well as vibrant strawberry and black raspberry fruits, hints of violets and flowers, background oak, and medium to full-bodied richness. It’s a balanced, high-quality 2016 well worth seeking out. Drink it over the coming 15 years or so.” (2/2019)

92    James Suckling
“This is very precise with dark-berry, sandalwood and light chocolate character. Just a hint of sweet fruit and wet earth. Medium body, firm tannins and a pretty finish. Drinkable, but better in 2021.” (2/2019)

92    Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“The 2016 d’Aiguilhe is absolutely delicious. Succulent, nuanced and inviting, the 2016 has so much to offer. Ripe cherry, plum, French oak, mocha, new leather and spice all flesh out effortlessly. Deep, generous and resonant, the 2016 captures all the best the vintage has to offer. Sweet, silky tannins add to the wine’s considerable appeal. It would be nice to see a bit less overtness to the oak. The wine really does not need it. In 2016, d’Aiguilhe is very pretty. Tasted two times.” (1/2019)

92    Wine Spectator
“Juicy loganberry and black currant fruit forms an inviting core, while light bay, tobacco and violet notes fill in around the fruit. Offers a fleshy edge but keeps an emphasis on cut and drive through the finish. Drink now through 2028.” (3/2019)

91    Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2016 d’Aiguilhe, bottled in March 2018, is showing some reduction on the nose, although it blows off to reveal black cherries, cassis and hints of date on the nose, plus a bit of black olive lurking in the background. The spicy palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannin. There is impressive energy here, courtesy of the calcaire soils. Well-defined and linear on the finish. A very fine d’Aiguilhe that will reward bottle age.” (01/2019)

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in


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