Saturday, April 5, 2008

Review and Rating: ***+ $$ Chateau D'Aiguilhe Querre, Cotes de Castillon, 2004, Bordeaux, France

Review: The Chateau D'Aiguilhe Querre, Cotes de Castillon, 2004, is deep magenta red in the glass.

Aromas are deep and engaging... violets, ripe plum, touch of leather. Suggests a smooth, supple taste. Let's see...

Yes, quite round on the palate. First impression is that of a light balance... sort of like balancing a feather. Just a tiny bit of fruit - not much. Just a tiny bit 0f tannin - not much. Just a tiny bit of acid - not much. Just a bit of bright finish - not much. Despite the missing concentration, it pulls together wonderfully for immediate drinking. Three stars out of five, with a plus for the exquisite balance. I have a hunch it would break apart pretty quickly with too much age - better approached in the first few years of life.

Robert Parker awarded only 87 points, though Gary Vaynerchuck loved it, awarding 91 points. I guess I'm falling a bit between the two, perhaps a touch closer to Parker.

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