Chateau Berliquet

Bordeaux, France   |  Hearty Red   |  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot   |  2016
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CHAT-BERL-2016
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CHAT-BERL-2016-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml

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£42.80
CHAT-BERL-2016-6-750-DP
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Château Berliquet was founded in 1768, and is one of the oldest estates in Saint Émilion. Berliquet was one of the first Saint Émilion estates to sell their wine under their own name (as early as 1784, when most other wines were just called “Saint Émilion”). In July 2017 Berliquet was acquired by the Wertheimer brothers of the Chanel Group (already the owners of neighbouring vineyard Canon, as well as Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux). The 9 ha vineyard is 70% Merlot. The vines here are old, with an impressive average vine age of about 40 years. The vineyard is one large, single block of vines. The terroir is clay, chalk and limestone soils.

"This is a really powerful red with fantastic density and richness. Silky and chewy tannins. Lots of chalky, crushed limestone character. Impressive. Let’s see what is better: the 2016 or 2015." 95-96 pts, James Suckling

"Enticing, with plum cake and raspberry preserve flavors that sport a lush edge, while anise and melted licorice fill in. Almost too easy in feel, but there's sneaky buried minerality and an echo of spice fueling the finish." 92-95 pts, Wine Spectator

"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Berliquet (blended of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc) is a little mute to begin, opening out to expressive kirsch, black plums and black cherry compote scents plus nuances of unsmoked cigars and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic intensity and energy, with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and a lively lift to the mineral-laced finish." 93 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WA

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  GrowerChâteau Berliquet
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondIn Bond
  Vintage2016
  CountryFrance
  RegionBordeaux
  GrapeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleHearty Red
  OakStrongly Oaked
  DrinkabilityLay down
  SweetnessDry

Château Berliquet

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