JS: 93 - A solid density of fruit with blackberry, white pepper and some salt. Walnut undertones. Very long and flavorful. Compact palate. Very well done.
Stephan von Neipperg purchased La Fleur d’Aiguilhe in 1989 and promptly renamed the estate, Chateau d’Aiguilhe. At the time Stephan von Neipperg took over the vineyard, everything was in poor condition and needed renovation.
The vineyards also demanded replanting. The winemaking facilities needed to be completely rebuilt and modernized. Part of the modernization was in the cellars where Stephan von Neipperg created a new circular, shaped winery.
Chateau d’Aiguilhe is situated in a unique location. The vineyards are bordered on one side by a plateau. The other side is bordered by a small valley. This overlooks “l’Aiguille”, which is a French term meaning “needle.”
This is how the chateau found its name. Stephan von Neipperg owns several other Bordeaux wine properties in St. Emilion including Canon La Gaffeliere, La Mondotte and Clos de l’Oratoire as well as property in Pessac Leognan and Sauternes.
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