2016 Badette, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1304707 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Badette is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the first time that the latter has been used. This has a lovely bouquet with superb delineation, so vivid and lively with ebullient red cherries mixed with strawberry and subtle cassis notes, the 50% new oak neatly integrated. The palate is well balanced with fine, slightly grainy tannin, crisp acidity and a dash of black pepper on the finish. I liked the 2014, I liked the 2015 and guess what? I like the 2016. (NM)  (4/2017)

92-93 points James Suckling

 Crushed-stone and chalk character with dark fruit such as blueberries. Medium to full body and chewy tannins. Done.  (4/2017)

90-93 points Vinous

 The 2016 Badette is a striking wine. Dark blue and black fruit, smoke, French oak, chocolate and torrefaction abound in this succulent, extroverted Saint-Émilion. Although not at all subtle, the 2016 is very nicely done in a decidedly plush, sumptuous style. The blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, with the Petit Verdot adding a palpable measure of darkness and intensity. Jean-Philippe Fort is the consultant. Tasted two times. (AG)  (4/2017)

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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

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion