Château Berliquet, Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion
    Château Berliquet

    Château Berliquet, Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion,



    Château Berliquet, Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2017

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Berliquet, Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2017

    After many years being tended by Nicolas Thienpont, Berliquet is now being managed by another Nicolas, Monsieur Audebert of Canon and Rauzan Segla fame. The Wertheimer family recently purchased this superb clay/limestone plot between Canon and Belair Monange. The 2017 is the new team's first foray with this terroir and they opted for a cautious approach to picking and vinifications. The result is very impressive, although one senses this is very much a work in progress. Vivid crimson fruit, pure tayberry interwoven with minerals and liquorice. The palate is intense, vibrant and flavoursome with a real sense of its limestone terroir. Definitely one to watch!

    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    This is the second year for Berliquet under the Canon team, and it is proving to be an excellent addition to the stable of wines - with a more powerful, cocoa bean, espresso and blackberry fruit character than its sibling (and neighbour, as Canon is within walking distance of Berliquet), but still with the mouthwatering, gunsmoke, salted caramel and saffron hit of a limestone-dominant terroir. 45hl/ha yield, 45% new oak for ageing. Thomas Duclos consultant.
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2019 Berliquet is made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple, it slowly unfurls to offer notes of chocolate-covered cherries, menthol, plum preserves, and mulberries with wafts of rose petals, black olives, and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid backbone of ripe, fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness supporting the generous black fruits, finishing long with a mineral lift.
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    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2019 Berliquet has a delineated and focused bouquet with attractive blackberry, wild strawberry and violet scents, the new oak is neatly assimilated. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fine acidity, perhaps without quite the charm of the aromatics, cohesive with a silky smooth finish. Stylish, but it needs more complexity. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
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    Château Berliquet

    Château Berliquet

    Berliquet has been transformed by Nicolas Audebert and his team. There is the potential for this to be one of the great crus of St Emilion.

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