Red

2003 Château D'Aiguilhe

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
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Community Tasting Notes 159

  • Dancing with bottles Likes this wine: 88 points

    July 14, 2019 - Same notes as the last time. Except the "sweetness" is even more obvious and in the middle the wine is really weak.
    very good, dark colour, muted nose. Full bodied and heavy, sweet and fruity and with a rather low acid. Easy drinking in a new world style, which is actually not typical for this domain. Unfortunately with a thin mid palate and a rather short finish. Drink up in the next two years.

  • peternelson wrote: 91 points

    February 5, 2019 - Chocolatey, plums, touch raisination, cooked red fruits, but with a dusty minerality and actually nice balance for '03. Very pleasant and doing well. This actually far outperformed the '05 which was funky and cooked with stewed red fruits and V.A.(may have been storage or bottle variation). MEM

  • Paul D wrote: 80 points

    January 17, 2019 - 2003 Bordeaux (Piccolino, Exchange Square, London): Odd, marmite and baked fruit nose. Earth. Medium/full, baked red fruit, moderate acidity, shortish finish.

  • SimonG wrote: 85 points

    January 17, 2019 - 2003 Bordeaux (Piccolino, Liverpool Street Stn, London): Still full. Tannins slightly fury, but smoother than it was. Dark fruited. Rounds out a little with food. **1/2

  • awolffjr wrote: flawed

    January 11, 2019 - 6 bottles opened at CBD event in St. Louis and all were corked

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/19/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Château D'Aiguilhe) Opaque red violet color; ripe currant, green herb, berry, black fruit nose; tasty, ripe berry, black fruit, espresso palate; medium-plus finish

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    9/4/2007 (link)

    (D'Aiguilhe) Bordeaux Bargains Dear Friends, A few terrific bargains were just confirmed - it always helps to be on the spot in France and today was one of those days. Both have perfect provenance, have never sat on a store shelf and should be offered at some of the lowest prices in the world. The 2003 Comtes de Tastes has been one of the more popular Bordeaux we’ve sold in the past. For an everyday wine of this quality, you can’t beat the price and quality in the bottle. It is the ultimate connoisseurs party wine. (it was actually upgraded several points by Parker in the bottle over the barrel review and it’s obvious why) - one of the very best steals of a very expensive vintage. The d’Aiguilhe is another terrific bargain from an expensive year and its Cabernet Franc component (like the Comtes de Tastes) stands out with aplomb. I’ve enjoyed this wine on numerous occasions and it wouldn’t surprise me to see many compare it to a baby Tertre Roteboeuf - well worth the experiment with cellar space, especially at this price: 2003 Beaulieu Comtes De Tastes (Superiore) (WS/NR) LIMITED 12/person 2003 Chateau d’Aiguilhe (Cotes de Castillon) LIMITED 6/person Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Bord8850 Bord8860

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château D'Aiguilhe
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
  • UPC Codes 000004492696, 3277033210349, 3277033210639, 3419466144130, 649944053057, 802236001758

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 1,237 (48%)
  • Consumed 1,343 (52%)

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Community Recommendations

goulash, steaK à la G Paltrow, stew

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