WIth dinner of braised short ribs I opened a bottle of 1999 Chateau D'
Aiguilhe from the Cotes de Castillon. This primarily a merlot from
the right bank. Still dark purple in the glass. A bit of toasted oak
on the nose with blackberry and backcherry aromas. Plenty of black
fruits up front and a bit of herbal bitterness but not offputting.
Slightly drying tannins on the finish with a lingering smoke on the
finish. The wine is still slightly tannic and could use a few more
years without harm. "B"