Dear Wine Lover,
Stephan Graf von Neipperg, famous for being the owner of Châteaux such as Canon la Gaffeliere, la Mondotte, Clos de lOratoire and Clos Marsalette, acquired in late 1998 one of the finest and most beautiful vineyards in the Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation: Château dAiguilhe . We tried a bottle of his dAiguilhe 2015 in the office and it was really great, a perfect daily drinking wine available at a really extraordinary price for the quality it delivers. This is a really a good deal, trust us
85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc
Château dAiguilhe is situated in a unique location. The vineyards are bordered on one side by a plateau. The other side is bordered by a small valley. At the time the property was purchased by von Neipperg, the vineyard included plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, which were quickly pulled out and replaced with Merlot.
Sustainable viticulture and a biodynamic approach characterise vineyard management here by Stephan Von Neipperg. This means no herbicides, pesticides, or insecticides are used. Harvesting is obviously all manual and the fruit is sorted twice, both before and after destemming, in order to guarantee only the best fruits for this fantastic wine.
The 2015 d'Aiguilhe is a rich and a voluptuous wine. Give it another 1 or 2 years to come together fully and you will be more than happy to have bought some today:
75.0 cl Château d'Aiguilhe - Côtes de Castillon - 2015 CHF 22.00
(CHF 23.70 Vat incl.)
For 36 bottles or more CHF 21.00 (CHF 22.60 Vat incl.)
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc
Wine Spectator "92" Points: A swath of toasty, singed vanilla starts off, quickly backed by waves of currant and plum preserves. As the flavors knit, a graphite spine emerges and drives the anise- and apple woodtinged finish. Let this settle in with a little cellaring. Very solid. Best from 2020 through 2027. 18,400 cases made.J.M.
James Suckling "92" Points: This is a red that shows depth and intense minerality as well as dark-berry and sea-salt undertones. Medium-bodied, tight and focused with blueberry and black-cherry character. Show focus and tightness.