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Chateau Berliquet (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Blend: 69% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc

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RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Berliquet is composed of 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc, weighing in at 14.5% alcohol. It is aging in French oak barrels, 50% new. Deep purple-black colored, it trots casually out of the glass with effortlessly flamboyant scents of stewed black cherries, warm plums and baked blackberries, plus hints of chocolate mint, violets and licorice with a touch of fertile loam. The medium to full-bodied palate is very tightly wound with layers of ripe black fruits and earthy accents, framed by finely grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and fragrant.
Barrel Sample: 94-96
JS 94
James Suckling

Blackberry with charcoal and dark earth aromas that follow through to a medium to full body with fruit, iron and moss flavors. It’s structured and well-formed with excellent balance of acidity.

JD 94
Jeb Dunnuck
Notes of iron, toasty oak, violets, and ample red and blue fruits emerge from the 2020 Château Berliquet, a medium to full-bodied, gorgeously balanced and textured Saint-Emilion based on 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc. It has a solid kick of background oak, but the fruit is incredibly pure and it has a great mid-palate and outstanding length. Still aging in 50% new French oak, it should benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for 15 years or more in cold cellars.
Barrel Sample: 92-94
D 93
Decanter
A slightly cooler terroir than its sibling estate Château Canon, a little more clay-based which gives weight, depth and power while also being austere right now, with grippy tannins and a bite of blood orange. Great stuff, can start drinking this in five to six years to allow the structure to soften while keeping the appeal of the wild cherry and blackberry fruits. 50% new oak for 16 months.
Barrel Sample: 93
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Chateau Berliquet

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Chateau Berliquet, France
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The name of Berliquet is one of the oldest Saint-Emilion vineyards, it is already on the cards Belleyme in 1768.

In 1829, Paguierre Berliquet been included among the 5 great wines of appellation.

The classification of 1986 allowed Berliquet to regain the place it held among the great wines of St. Emilion.

Planted on 10 hectares, Merlot and Cabernet Franc overhang the western hillside of Saint-Emilion and dive there to gently bend towards the Dordogne. The structural imprint of the limestone plateau is evident here and its potential to produce wines that are both racy, tense and elegant is undeniable. The estate adjoins the vineyard of Chateau Canon, 1st Grand Cru Classé, with which it now shares the same owner.

Since 2017, Chateau Berliquet belongs to CHANEL, already involved in Bordeaux vineyards for over twenty years in Chateau Canon, but also Chateau Rauzan-Ségla, 2nd Grand Cru Classé in Margaux. 

A new stage begins for Chateau Berliquet, and a new adventure for the team of Chateau Canon who is now taking care of the property. 

The ambition, again and again, is to produce just wines, reflections of their terroir, whose fabric and finesse will challenge the years.



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Marked by its historic fortified village—perhaps the prettiest in all of Bordeaux, the St-Émilion appellation, along with its neighboring village of Pomerol, are leaders in quality on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. These Merlot-dominant red wines (complemented by various amounts of Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon) remain some of the most admired and collected wines of the world.

St-Émilion has the longest history in wine production in Bordeaux—longer than the Left Bank—dating back to an 8th century monk named Saint Émilion who became a hermit in one of the many limestone caves scattered throughout the area.

Today St-Émilion is made up of hundreds of independent farmers dedicated to the same thing: growing Merlot and Cabernet Franc (and tiny amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon). While always roughly the same blend, the wines of St-Émilion vary considerably depending on the soil upon which they are grown—and the soils do vary considerably throughout the region.

The chateaux with the highest classification (Premier Grand Cru Classés) are on gravel-rich soils or steep, clay-limestone hillsides. There are only four given the highest rank, called Premier Grand Cru Classés A (Chateau Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Angélus, Pavie) and 14 are Premier Grand Cru Classés B. Much of the rest of the vineyards in the appellation are on flatter land where the soils are a mix of gravel, sand and alluvial matter.

Great wines from St-Émilion will be deep in color, and might have characteristics of blackberry liqueur, black raspberry, licorice, chocolate, grilled meat, earth or truffles. They will be bold, layered and lush.

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

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