Aiguilhe 2009

SubregionCastillon - Cotes de Bordeaux

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Tasting Notes

Tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare have produced a wine with terrific fruit intensity, a moderately tannic structure, and hints of chocolate, cedar, spice box, and earth. Although not as big as I expected given the vintage, it is well-made and impressively endowed. Enjoy it over the next 12 years. (Tasted four times.) Drink 2010-2022.

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

Tasted at Canon-la-Gaffeliere, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, cropped between 1st and 14th October, this has a ripe rounded bouquet with blackberry, crème de cassis, orange peel and a touch of allspice. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, but there is also a complementary softness to the texture that fits in nicely around the firmness of the structure. This is a well crafted Saint Emilion, unpretentious and fresh on the finish. Very fine. Tasted March 2010.

Score: 89/91Neal Martin,, April 2010

Spearmint, vanilla bean and dried dark fruits on the nose follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a fruity finish. Still in reserve, but excellent

Score: 90/93James Suckling,, April 2010

Very fresh and lively, rude berries and fresh and dry. Punchy but dry on the finish. Date tasted 28th March 2010. Drink 2014-2024.

Score: 15.5Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2010

Owned by Stephan von Neipperg of Canon la Gaffeliere and made under the supervision of Stephane Derenoncourt. This wine is produced from 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc just over the border in the Côtes de Castillon and is often better than many a Saint Emilion in blind tastings.. A deep colour, jam-packed with black cherry and smoky new wood. Sweet, fat, and creamy textured. Modern and crowd-pleasing, undeniably sexy.

Score: 15.5Farr Vintners, November 2009

Rich and powerful but with a minerally freshness that provides balance. Red fruit aromas. Generous fruit on the palate. Needs a little time. Drink 2014-2020.

Score: 16James Lawther MW,, April 2010

Alluring aromas and flavors of toast, mineral and roasted plum are
expressive and energetic in this rich, modern red. The texture is
broad yet polished, with well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity.
Drink now through 2019.

Score: 91Tom Matthews,, February 2011

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