2015 Berliquet, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1256390 96-97 points James Suckling

 Here is a wine with great pedigree near Ausone. Full body, yet fast and agile. The finish lasts for minutes. You see the chalky soil in the wine.  (4/2016)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Berliquet is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc picked between 22 September and 9 October, 8-9 October respectively at 35 hl/ha. It has a tight, linear nose at first, precise but tightly-coiled with black cherry and bilberry fruit, a touch of slate in the background. The palate is very well balanced with elegant tannin, nicely pitched acidity, nothing ambitious or outrageous, an almost "courtly" Saint Emilion with grace and style. It should turn into a delicious wine, perhaps one more approachable than others. (NM)  (4/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator

 This has some heft, with dark currant, fig and blackberry confiture flavors liberally inlaid with graphite, singed mesquite and singed iron notes. (JM)  (1/2018)

91 points Decanter

 Bright and fragrant with dark fruit and chocolate notes. Firm, lifted and long with a chalky note. Good line and tension. Smooth texture and tannins. Limestone grip and freshness on the finish.  (4/2016)

89-91 points Vinous

 The 2015 Berliquet exudes richness and ripeness. Inky, unctuous and super-concentrated, the Berliquet is laced with the essence of crème de cassis, mocha, sweet oak, spices and vanilla. Forward and undeniably racy, the 2015 captures the flamboyance of the vintage in spades. This is a distinctly ripe style. The blend is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. (AG)  (4/2016)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/13/2016 | Send Email
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The 2015 Berliquet is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The brilliant Nicolas Thienpont makes this wine (and owns the property) along with other great right bankers like Larcis Ducasse, Pavie macquin, Beausjour Duffau, etc. This wine is so good right now-bright and lively and forward. Round tannins and black currant fruit aromas that follow to palate. Stunning value.
Drink from 2018 to 2030

Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
Very attractive fruit, not overdone in any way, very pure with nice balance. This wine is from the talented team of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt and may well end up being one of the right bank's best values.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
Soft and sweet-fruited with lush cherry and other red berries notes. This will probably taste great no matter when you open it!

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- 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.


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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion