Chateau D'aigueville Côte Du Rhône Villages 2016, Ac

Rhone Red Blend Rhone Red Blend
Rhône, France

$17.15 (544031)

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very nicely formed, accessible and drinkable Rhone now drinking at prime. It combines syrah's dark...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is an opaque purple red with aromas of blackberry and blueberry fruit with black pepper and mild oak spice. It...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The inclusion of carignan alongside more common grenache and syrah on the particularly stony d'Aigueville property...

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Complex, medium-high intensity aromatics with smoky, earthy, and mineral, joined by black cherry, violet, dark plum, garrigue, and spice notes. It's medium-full bodied on the slightly warming palate with smooth, refined tannins that have a supple texture. Savoury flavours of scorched earth, mineral, black cherry, black plum, violet, garrigue, and peppery spice are supported by juicy acidity. Long and savoury with scorched earth and mineral notes lingering on the finish. Tasted Feb/2021.

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Re-tasted for the third time in Dec 2020, similar notes to below though structure seems a bit softer 2+years on.

Original note: Much like the '15, perhaps even a step up, this is a spot-on CdR Villages. Pepper and spice infused dark fruit, garrigue, fine tannin. Impressive complexity and density for less that $16. Really delicious and I'll be back for more. Tasted Oct 2018.

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