Chateau d'Aiguilhe Cotes de Castilon Bordeaux 2012
Chateau d’Aiguilhe 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. This 2012 vintage had a low yield of 25 hl/ha with the final blend as 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Chateau owner Stephan Neipperg has managed the property using sustainable viticulture with no herbicides, pesticides or insecticides used.
100% hand harvested and twice sorted, the berry are fermented whole cluster in oak and cement tanks.
90 points Tim Atkin
16.5 Jancis Robinson
One of the better wines from Castillon, this wine, from the Neipperg family, exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, nice spice, earth and red and black fruits. It is medium-bodied with light tannin and a soft underbelly. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. A sleeper. -Robert Parker
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