2010 Berliquet, St-Emilion

SKU #1134514 92 points James Suckling

 Attractive nose with fresh leather, blueberries and vanilla. Nutmeg, chocolate and cedar. Full and super round with smooth polished tannins and excellent fruit. Long finish with licorice and soft mineral notes. Wonderful wine that will drink well from 2016.  (2/2013)

91 points Wine Spectator

 This is nicely cloaked with charcoal and roasted apple wood, while the core of steeped fig, blackberry and black cherry paste notes sits in reserve. The well-defined finish is mostly grip for now, but should meld in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2026. (JM)  (3/2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Glossy dark purplish crimson. Smells rather left bank and contained. Sweet start and rather refined, well-worked tannins. Liquorice and black fruits. Drying tannins and some bitterness on the finish at the moment but it may be worth waiting for.  (1/2014)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright red-ruby. Red fruits, spices and caramel oak on the nose. Broad and plump but not overly sweet or filled in, displaying good grip to the dark fruit and licorice flavors. Finishes with firm tannins that will need a few years to harmonize with the fruit.  (7/2013)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/22/2017 | Send Email
Complexity and value. That's how I would describe this wine. It is a classic St-Emilion, packed with its dark fruit and light incense notes. The palate is velvety and elegant, with its tannins that are never grippy. It shows some development on its alluring leather notes, but still with a good 10 years of drinking pleasure.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/3/2017 | Send Email
The new home of Nicolas Thienpont the famous winemaker of Larcis Ducasse, Pavie Macquin, Beausejour Duffau, etc. he has turned this small property around and the wines sing these days. This 2010 is one to cellar at least ten more years. 5% Cabernet Sauvignon gives it more backbone than most right bankers. Superb value.
Drink from 2020 to 2030

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/2/2017 | Send Email
This is full-bodied and tightly packed with ripe dark fruits and hints of tar and mineral. The tannins are sweet and polished and there is a roasted charcoal note on the glossy finish. Is this a Saint-Emilion that thinks its a Pauillac?

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion