DECANTER: "Rich and intense nose, concentrated with dark bramble fruits. A shot of sharp intense strawberry and raspberry fruit hits the palate, super succulent and instantly mouthwatering, quite lean and linear though there is a nice expansion of fruit flavours while the tannins stay quite firm and straight. Touching on austere and severe but the softly plump juiciness keeps this enjoyable and there is layering of elements. Acidity is on the prominent side but this is quite captivating with crunchy, bright, just-ripe red fruits and chalky texture on the finish. Yield: 35 hl/ha. 30% new oak barrels."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zarte Kräuterwürze, schwarze Waldbeeren, ein Hauch von Brombeeren und Lakritze. Saftig, elegant und frisch, stramme, reife Tannine, lebendiger Säurebogen, rote Kirschen, zitroniger Nachhall, gute Länge und tolle Frische, sehr animierend."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Dark pit fruits, blackberries, flowers, and cocoa create the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, sweet, polished and fresh. On the medium-bodied palate, the fruits are ripe, sweet and long, leaving you with a touch of salty chalk on the back end of the creamy finish. The wine is made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 14.3% ABV. Drink from 2025-2038."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Lots of fruit and structure to this d'Aiguilhe with plenty of fine tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Some chalkiness. Salty."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Another killer Castillon in the vintage, the 2022 Château D'Aiguilhe is loaded with notions of black raspberries, ripe cherries, spicy oak, and chalky minerality. It tastes like a great Saint-Emilion and is medium to full-bodied, has fine tannins, and terrific overall balance."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 d'Aiguilhe is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aging in 30% new oak. It has a pH of 3.4 and yields were 35 hl/ha. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes bounding out of the glass with eager to please scents of black cherries, warm blackberries, and raspberry coulis, followed by hints of licorice, crushed rocks and iron ore. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers amazing tension with nice ripe rounded tannins to support the generous fruit, finishing long and chalky."
WEINWISSER: "90 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc, 14.3 Vol.-%, 35 hl/ha. Delikates Bouquet, Brombeergelee, zarter Kreideton, Lakritze und Flieder. Am geradlinigen Gaumen mit straffer Ausrichtung, nerviger Rasse und mittlerem Körper. Im gebündelten energiegeladenen Finale mit blauen Beeren und Graphit. 2026 – 2039."