D'Aiguilhe 2020

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Tasting Notes and Scores


Neal Martin

The 2020 Château d’Aiguilhe has a nose laden with mulberry, blackberry, allspice and even rooibos scents that lends it a subtle Capelands slant, not necessarily in a bad way. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip on the entry, offering crunchy black fruit struck through with a silver bead of acidity. Fresh and vibrant, leaving blackberry, tobacco and touches of sour cherry on the aftertaste. There is real joie-de-vivre here. - Vinous.com


Michael Schuster

(90% M, 10% CF; 32hl/ha; 14.5% ABV; 30% new)
Medium-full, great vitality, light in tannin; this is a vivid, gently sappy, ripe red-fruited middleweight, immediately attractive and with good length, too. As always, such a good beverage wine. Deliciously drinkable from the moment of bottling, and over 5–8 years.


James Suckling

A solid density of fruit with blackberry, white pepper and some salt. Walnut undertones. Very long and flavorful. Compact palate. Very well done.


Antonio Galloni

The 2020 d'Aiguilhe is bright, punchy and so expressive. Clean mineral accents cut right through a core of blueberry fruit. Graphite, lavender, spice and mocha linger on the clean, bracing finish. Medium in body and vibrant, Stephan von Neipperg's Côtes de Castillon is superb in 2020.



Jeff Leve

Quite floral on the nose with earthy red fruits, forest floor and oceanic notes. On the palate the wine is silky, pure, fresh, vibrant and juicy. There is length and complexity with a cool salty touch to the tannins that is there from the mid-palate through to the finish. Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 93-95



Tasted by Jane Anson(at Primeur week tastings in Bordeaux, 01 May 2021)

Violet reflections, great clarity of colour and immediate whoosh of salinity through the redcurrant fruits. Powerful and focused with bright berry flavours, it practically defines the term crunchy fruit, then softens to show creamier black cherry purée as it relaxes in the glass. Really a very tasty d'Aiguilhe from Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg. Extremely moreish. Harvest September 17 – 28, 30% new oak.

Drinking Window 2023 - 2034