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
    Softly spoken, carefully extracted, well-layered raspberry, damson and red cherry fruits, a subtle complexity that grows through the palate, with clear finesse, smoked earth and grilled cedar on the finish. First year of organic conversion, with certification expected 2024. 44% new oak, plus four amphora for ageing. 30hl/h yield, 3.41ph. Thomas Duclos consultant.
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Berliquet is made from 61% Merlot, and 39% Cabernet Franc, with yields of 30 hl/ha, and aging for 16 months in 44% new oak and 4 amphoras. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals scents of blackberry preserves, raspberry coulis, and kirsch with touches of sassafras, spice cake, and wood smoke. Medium-bodied, the palate has lovely freshness and a good intensity of crunchy berry flavors with soft tannins and a savory finish. pH 3.41.
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    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 Berliquet has a very attractive nose: a mélange of red and black fruit, cedar, clementine and light crushed stone scents that coheres nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and very well-judged acidity, building gently in the mouth toward an elegant finish that does not overstay its welcome. This is a case of a wine proving that less is indeed more. Drink the 2021 over the next 15 years.
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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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