Château Berliquet, Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion
    Château Berliquet

    Château Berliquet, Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion,

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    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!

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    14%
    93/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Nicolas Auderbert and Thomas Duclos, the pair that did such brilliant job at Château Canon, have turned their sights on Berliquet, owned by Canon since 2017. There are slightly cooler soils here, a touch more clay and it gives a subdued edge with clear quality and bright brambled blackberry, rhubarb, pomegranate, blood organge, turmeric spice. Tight and full of energy. 50% new oak, 40hl/h yield, harvest September 14 to 24. 7.5ha.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2042
    95/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Berliquet, a blend of 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc, needs a fair bit of coaxing to bring out notes of blueberry preserves, black cherry compote, and blackberry pie, followed by hints of chocolate mint and lavender. The generous, full-bodied palate is jam-packed with ripe, seductive black and blue fruit preserves flavors, framed by velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long with a spicy kick. This estate, recently acquired by Chanel, is already starting to show its true potential, and what a beauty!
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2026 - 2052
    89/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    When I tasted the barrel sample, the 2020 Berliquet was not firing on all cylinders. Now in bottle, the nose is still a bit wanting, with light brambly red fruit and earthy scents, just missing some cohesion and the intensity of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a gentle grip and a round texture. A smear of dark chocolate appears towards the focused finish that requires more substance. Not bad, though greater wines will emanate from this address down the line.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2038

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    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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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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