The Château d'Aiguilhe 2010 reveals a very bright garnet colour. The nose is supple and very expressive, so it is aromatic. This Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux offers a very bright and supple Merlot. On the palate, the wine is dense and elegant while developing notes of toast, spice, slight vanilla, and hints of barnyard. The mid-palate structure offers rich and silky tannins. The wine ends on a beautiful concentration that suggests good ageing potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
From the brilliant proprietor Stephan von Neipperg, the 2010, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that hit 15% natural alcohol, is ripe and intense but exhibits good minerality and freshness as well as lots of blueberry and blackberry fruit, with hints of charcoal, licorice and asphalt. Rich and full-bodied, with no hard edges, this wine should drink beautifully for 10 or more years.