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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