2022 Château Berliquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
|2022||Château Berliquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Flowers, crushed stones, espresso, and red pit fruits create the nose. On the palate, the wine is expressive, silky, long, and deep, with intensity, purity and elegance, finishing with salty-chocolate, black, red and white cherries, plums and a dash of cocoa. The wine leaves you with refined, soft, polished edge in the finish. The wine blends 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV, 3.55 pH. Drink from 2026-2048. 94-96 Pts.
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When to Drink Chateau Berliquet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Berliquet is much better with at least 7-9 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Berliquet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 9-20 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau Berliquet with Wine and Food Pairing Tips
Chateau Berliquet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau Berliquet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Berliquet is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.
Chateau Berliquet is a Saint Emilion property to keep track of, as they are clearly striving to produce the best wine possible and have a spare no expense mentality. The progress can be seen in their wines over the past few years.
In fact, while the 2009 and 2010 were nice wines, things really took a big step forward here with the 2015 Berliquet, which is a truly, beautiful wine. For my taste, 2016 is even better. However, with the recent sale of the vineyard in 2017 to the owners of Chateau Canon, you can expect the quality of the wine to continue improving as 2020 is probably the best vintage ever produced at the estate!