Aiguilhe 2009

Cotes de Castillon

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Tasting Notes

For the rest of the meal we polished off an excellent and well-priced 2009 Château d’Aiguilhe since I do not often encounter Stephan von Neipperg’s Côtes de Castillon with maturity. Deep in colour, the 2009 has a gorgeous bouquet that probably reflects the growing season more than the terroir: scents of black fruit, black olive, a little iodine and just the right amount of comforting alcohol warmth. The palate is full-bodied yet balanced, with rounded clove-infused black fruit and a light black truffle note on the glycerin-rich finish. The 2009 might actually be a year away from its peak; it is one of those wines that go for the sensory jugular rather than the intellect, and why not?

Score: 90

Neal Martin, Maturity: 2018 - 2027 01 October 2018

Intense aromas of sliced mushrooms, blackberries and spices follow through to a full body, with sweet, ripe fruit, velvety tannins and a fresh clean finish. Tangy and fresh. Best ever from here and one of the values of the vintage. Best in 2016.

Score: 93

James Suckling, - Maturity: 2016+ 15 February 2012

Super-ripe, cherry and red berry fruit with very pure cassis. Creamy textured with dark chocolate. Smooth and supple.

Score: 89 - 92

Albany Vintners, - 01 April 2010