Aile d'Argent 2021

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Tasting Notes and Scores

89-91

Wine Advocate

Bursting with aromas of confit citrus, nectarine, grapefruit and pastry cream, the 2021 Aile d'Argent is a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy wine that's ample and textural, and indeed a touch fat, despite the cooler vintage. It's a blend of 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 19% Sauvignon Gris and the balance Sémillon.
William Kelley, April 2022

91-93

Neal Martin

The 2021 Aile d'Argent has a more Sauvignon-driven bouquet with lime flower, orange pith, a hint of grapefruit and gooseberry. The palate is well-balanced with a spicy entry, just a hint of ginger, well-balanced with a saline finish. This is absolutely delicious.
Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2022

97-98

James Suckling

Spicy and complex with cardamom, green apple, pineapple and dried lime. Hints of white chocolate and mango, too. Medium-to full-bodied, layered and phenolic. Focused and structured, yet very generous and caressing at the same time. Long, driven and exciting. 64% sauvignon (blanc and gris) and 36% semillon.
May 2022

17

Jancis Robinson

Explosive aromatically with citrus, exotic fruit and herbal notes. Sauvignon in all its splendour. Generous fruit on the palate but freshness through and through, the finish bone dry and with admirable persistence. Pure hedonism but at a price. (JL) 13.2%
Drink 2023 – 2030
Jancisrobinson.com, May 2022

96

Jane Anson

Beautiful intensity and grip through the palate, this shows white pear, juicy citrus, and slate-filled salinity on the finish. Great stuff, with teasingly drawn out flavours, lift and tension, and hidden depths. Some frost meant the yields were lower than normal at 32hl/h. 15% malolactic fermentation to soften the acidities, with Sauvignon Gris vines included within the Sauvignon Blanc count, and no Muscadelle in the blend as the vines have now been uprooted, giving a slight break in style (for the better in my opinion). 3.25ph, 45% new barrels for ageing. First year with Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy as director from beginning to end of the growing season, after Philippe Dhaulluin's retirement.
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux, May 2022