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Review: 2007 Chateau d’Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg

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This is Bordeaux? This blend of 80 percent Merlot and 20 percent Cabernet Franc has an intense, New World character that does not feel like Bordeaux at all. Ripe with black currants and thick plum character, the Merlot shines through, and the tannins, in just a few years, have mellowed into a silky and smooth texture. Chocolate and a touch of leather and tobacco rush the finish. Shocking balance and richness in a wine of this price, and none of that overwhelming earth that so many Bordeaux wines succumb to. That this wine costs a mere $20 is almost criminal. Snap it up.

A / $20 / neipperg.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Edoc July 24, 2010

    Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll definitely keep my eye out for this one. According to what I’ve read, it’s a Cotes de Castillon, which is more like a value bordeaux, but it can be good to very good. Chateau Cap de Faugeres is one of the more popular wines from that area which I can recommend.

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  2. Christopher Null July 25, 2010

    Yes, it’s a Cotes de Castillon — forgot to mention that originally.

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  3. Wittenberg July 26, 2010

    Love the blog. Wondering where I’ll have the best shot of finding this. I’m in rural Ohio so it can be slim pickings sometimes.

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