Sunday, October 7, 2012

Château D'Aiguilhe 2008 Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Château D'Aiguilhe 2008 Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, $26.34-$30.99, 89 points, 
has a rosewood color that trends violet toward a clear rim.
The aroma is rich earth, clove, mild cedar, and toasted coffee.
The near full body shows a bright-inoffensive floral quality, and the earth aroma translates prominently onto the palate. Flavors of juicy black and blue berries gives balance, as does the good acidity and tannin, but the fair finish piggybacks on the palate with the addition of mild spice and hints of mint and mushroom.
As best I can tell, the varietals are 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.


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  1. I love the "piggybacks" bit :)
    Where do you get all your props?

    1. V-Girl, props? I'm not sure what you mean, but if you mean the photographs and what's in them, I'm always thinking about how to present wine in an interesting manner, and that includes English China with "Ladybirds" on them. I think there's an evolution within this wine-blogging hobby of mine that trends toward what is more natural to me, since writing isn't my forte, and I've only been drinking wine for maybe three years, my "shot" at distinguishing NHWM from other wine-blogs should and seems to be my photography.
      As for finding the props, Home Goods is excellent, but Kohl's is good, even the Dollar Store has some inexpensive back-ground material. TMI:-(

    2. V-Girl, I forgot, the slate is from my stone wall:-)
      Also, I would love to be able to stay on a vineyard for a year to photograph wine; what a great opportunity you have, and with that kool red camera of yours, you can do amazing things.

  2. Dennis,

    Kudos for branching out on all of these recent French wines--I've enjoyed reading these reviews.


    1. Thank you! You're always an encouragement. Nick, as you know, these reviews all takes some effort, even if the reviews trend simple.

  3. Yes, all the other stuff besides wine in the photos; tapestries, candles and saddles!!! Your photography definitely stands out, but I really like your wine reviews.