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CHT L' AIGUILHE COTES DU CASTILLON 2016

CHT L' AIGUILHE COTES DU CASTILLON 2016

CA$58.65
92 points Jeb Dunnuck
Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

92 points James Suckling
Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

92 points Vinous
Outer quote mark 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. (AG) Inner quote mark (1/2019)

92 points Wine Spectator
Outer quote mark 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. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

Jancis Robinson
Outer quote mark 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. Very rich and sumptuous on the nose. Round and well balanced. Very fine tannins. Very successful. Hint of some floral soap?! But really pretty impressive. Lots packed in there. *Good Value* (JR) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

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