Under Valued Classified Grand Cru Classe Made By Bordeaux
Super Star Winemaker
offer is one that cannot be missed, as it will provide our readers with
something that is quite unusual these days; aged St. Emilion from a classified
Chateau at a price that won’t break the bank.
Chateau Berliquet is a
stunning property just outside the village of St. Emilion with beautiful
underground caves and vineyards that enjoy a south and south-west sun exposure.
These vineyards also happen to be some of the oldest in the appellation,
dating back to 1794. However, what makes Berliquet’s wines so impressive is
their magnificent location, their vineyards neighbor those from Chateau
Canon and Chateau Magdelaine (both Premier Crus Classes). Another
interesting fact is that it is the only Chateau in St. Emilion to have ever
gained a promotion to Grand Cru Classe, this happened in 1985. Today’s 2006 Chateau Berliquet
is one of the great buys in Bordeaux. With time in the bottle the wine
is drinking superbly well. Tannins have softened, fruit is glorious, wine is
supple and long. This is a great opportunity
1996 Patrick de Lesquen (owner) and his team have been improving the estate’s
quality, leading Lesquen to hire one of Bordeaux most prominent consultant
oenologists; Stéphane Derenoncourt.
became famous in the early 1990s while working at Chateau Pavie, today
he consults for more than 60 wineries in the world: including Chateau
Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Smith Haut Lafitte, Clos de l’Oratoire and Inglenook in
92pts WE Drinking Window 2016-2019
ruby-red. High-pitched, perfumed aromas of violet pastille, licorice and fruity
pepper. Suave and elegantly styled, with a subtle sweetness and sneaky
intensity to the black fruit, mineral and spice flavors. Finishes firm but not
hard, with lovely aromatic persistence.”- Antonio Galloni
modern, polished in style, a wine whose new wood doesn’t mask the rich fruit.
The tannins are more to do with wood than fruit. This will be delicious