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2005 Château d'Aiguilhe (750ml) [Printable View]
  Producer: Château d'Aiguilhe   details
Appellation: Côtes de Castillon - Libournais - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$20.00
Alcohol %: 14.5
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: December 30, 2014 , Robert McDonald
4 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: herbal; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: well balanced; Cigar box nose."
tasted: January 15, 2012 , ez2bfree
4.5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: complex; Aromas: black berry; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Finish: persistent; Overall: elegant; Great complex well balanced wine, bold merlot and cab franc blend"
tasted: March 23, 2013 , J B
4.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: black berry; Acidity: supple; Body: full-bodied; Overall: rich; Drinking very well now. Structured wine with lots of potential in the next 5 to 10 years." Best 2013-2022
tasted: March 18, 2017 , Sherwin Farr
3 stars "nice"
rated: August 9, 2006 , Decanter
3 stars "Ripe, powerful wine. Notes of cherry and kirsch. Oak a little present. Firm, solid structure. A little hard and disjointed as malolactic not finished but undoubted potential. Drink 2010-2020. (16.5 points)" Best 2010-2020
rated: July 1, 2009 , Wine Spectator
92 points "92 out of 100...Displays gorgeous aromas of vanilla bean, mineral, raspberry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with very round, soft tannins and a long, rich, fruity finish. Beautiful. Best after 2016. 8,330 cases made." - WS " Best 2016-
rated: July 1, 2009 , The Wine Advocate
92 points "92 out of 100...This huge, historic property, owned by Stephan von Neipperg, appears to have produced their finest wine to date. The dense purple-tinged 2005 offers up notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, camphor, and espresso roast. A sleeper of the vintage, it is a full-bodied, layered, super-concentrated, smooth as silk blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy this superb bargain-priced claret over the next 8-10 years." - WA "
rated: September 21, 2010 , from a member
92 points Best 2016-
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