2015 Côte de Baleau, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1257797 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Côte de Baleau has a refined and intense bouquet with precise black and red fruit, seamlessly integrated oak and a sense of terroir coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity and plenty of finesse and poise towards the finish. This is such a pretty Saint Emilion that you almost overlook its length and persistence. It is one of the best wines that I have tasted from the estate. (NM)  (4/2016)

93 points Vinous

 Just as it was en primeur, the 2015 Côte de Baleau is pure class. Silky tannins, lifted aromatics and soft, caressing fruit meld together to inform a super-polished, elegant Saint-Émilion that speaks with a hushed, sensual voice. Readers who appreciate the more restrained side of Bordeaux will find much to admire. (AG)  (2/2018)

92 points James Suckling

 Attractive, spiced berry and earthy aromas with light mocha notes, leading to a palate with fresh red berries. A lithe, mid-weight clutch of tannins to close. Drink or hold.  (2/2018)

92 points Wine Spectator

 This has a juicy core of crushed raspberry, boysenberry and red currant fruit that has melded already with singed mesquite and iron threads. A flash of tobacco adds a mouthwatering hint to the lengthy finish. Best from 2020 through 2030. (JM)  (3/2018)


 Same ownership as Clos Fourtet. Fragrant aromatics, supple fruit and fine, polished tannins. Good length on the finish. More elegance and precision this year. (JL)  (4/2016)

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Saint Emilion