Château D'Aghuilhe

Comtes de Neipperg Red Bordeaux Blend

9.128 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Last night we had close friends over and I stopped to buy a bottle for the gathering. I picked up a Jeraboam of the 2012 Château D'Aiguilhe Comtes Von Neipperg which is made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

The aromas are of black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, black currant, chocolate, violet, mint, baking spice and earth.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, spices and wet gravel.

This wine went over very well with our guests though unable to finish the whole jeraboam. The wine is full bodied and very velvety with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that lead into a chocolatey fruit filled finish. A wonderful start to the weekend with friends that always helps make the wine special. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Last night we had close friends over and I stopped to buy a bottle for the gathering. I picked up a Jeraboam of the 2012 Château D'Aiguilhe Comtes Von Neipperg which is made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

The aromas are of black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, black currant, chocolate, violet, mint, baking spice and earth.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, spices and wet gravel.

This wine went over very well with our guests though unable to finish the whole jeraboam. The wine is full bodied and very velvety with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that lead into a chocolatey fruit filled finish. A wonderful start to the weekend with friends that always helps make the wine special. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jul 27th, 2019
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is a beautiful Right Bank Bordeaux, the Château D'Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg Côtes de Castillon. 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc and at this price point is a steal.

The aromas on the nose are of black cherry, plum, chocolate, clove, rose, sweet tobacco, green olive and graphite.

On the palate are beautiful well integrated fruits of raspberry, plum, black cherry and then there is a big dose of green bell pepper with licorice, rose petals and graphite.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth mouth feel, medium+ acidity and medium fine mouth coating tannins that lead to a long clean fruit filled finish. Enjoy your rest of the week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine is a beautiful Right Bank Bordeaux, the Château D'Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg Côtes de Castillon. 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc and at this price point is a steal.

The aromas on the nose are of black cherry, plum, chocolate, clove, rose, sweet tobacco, green olive and graphite.

On the palate are beautiful well integrated fruits of raspberry, plum, black cherry and then there is a big dose of green bell pepper with licorice, rose petals and graphite.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth mouth feel, medium+ acidity and medium fine mouth coating tannins that lead to a long clean fruit filled finish. Enjoy your rest of the week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jan 10th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage2004 - a Point. Partnered this with Estofado, a Spanish beef stew

Vintage2004 - a Point. Partnered this with Estofado, a Spanish beef stew

Jan 21st, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Castillon - good balance

Castillon - good balance

Apr 1st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Ruby dark cassis; blackberries, baked black plum, dark raspberries, anise, lead pencil, soft leather, loamy soil. Soft tannins and a beautiful elegant finish. Drink now and for another 10 years. Extreme value alert.

Ruby dark cassis; blackberries, baked black plum, dark raspberries, anise, lead pencil, soft leather, loamy soil. Soft tannins and a beautiful elegant finish. Drink now and for another 10 years. Extreme value alert.

Feb 6th, 2016
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.0

This spectacular new world style Bordeaux is like being in Napa while touring Bordeaux, it is both elegant and robust, rich yet sophisticated, complex yet faltering. Nose is explosive and represents the exceptionally warm 2003 vintage, full of black current, ripen plums, spicy black cherries, coffee and 90% coco dark French chocolate. Full body, firm tannins that open up beautifully, the wine is round, rich, chewy yet not overwhelming, it is elegant and the finish is loooong. My score 90, drink 2012-2019

This spectacular new world style Bordeaux is like being in Napa while touring Bordeaux, it is both elegant and robust, rich yet sophisticated, complex yet faltering. Nose is explosive and represents the exceptionally warm 2003 vintage, full of black current, ripen plums, spicy black cherries, coffee and 90% coco dark French chocolate. Full body, firm tannins that open up beautifully, the wine is round, rich, chewy yet not overwhelming, it is elegant and the finish is loooong. My score 90, drink 2012-2019

Sep 27th, 2015
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.8

Quite surprised how nice this was.

Quite surprised how nice this was.

Nov 19th, 2014
Laure Guilloteau

Toujours sur la fraîcheur , arômes gourmands !

Toujours sur la fraîcheur , arômes gourmands !

Dec 1st, 2013
Adam Shaylor

Perfectly balanced chalkiness and minerality of Cab Franc meets the jammy ripe fruit of Merlot. All that is good in the world.

Perfectly balanced chalkiness and minerality of Cab Franc meets the jammy ripe fruit of Merlot. All that is good in the world.

Dec 30th, 2018
Jouni Kerman

Wonderful mature Bordeaux! Super juicy fruit. Fresh! Still has some of those tannins left so this will keep for years... but it is fine to uncork this beauty right now.

Wonderful mature Bordeaux! Super juicy fruit. Fresh! Still has some of those tannins left so this will keep for years... but it is fine to uncork this beauty right now.

Jun 2nd, 2018