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Balthus

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2020 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

Full-bodied, opulent, rich and fleshy, the layers of ripe, dense plums and chocolate with hoisin sauce on the nose and palate leave a long impression. This finish shows a lot of oak at the moment, so give this 3-5 years to better come together. This is a full-bodied, opulent, hedonistic styled wine that is made from a specific parcel selection of 100% old vine Merlot. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

Chocolate mint is the first thing you notice before moving to flowers, licorice, plums, cherries and smoky aromatics. Round, lush, generous, hedonistic and full-bodied, wait a couple of years and this will be quite nice to imbibe. The wine is produced from a specific parcel selection of 100% old vine Merlot. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

Deeply colored, polished in texture with layers of lush, ripe, sweet, round, juicy, rich, polished fruits with a lot of oak, licorice on top in the finish. This is already drinking really well. 92 Points

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Voluptuous in texture, the wine is dense, fat and loaded with toasty oak, licorice, extremely ripe fruit and chocolate. This is not a refined wine, but it is sure hedonistic. The wine is a parcel selection of 100% old vine Merlot. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

Deeply colored, polished textures, licorice, espresso and toasty oak work well, leading you to the black raspberries and cocoa in a round finish. Give it a few years before popping a cork. 89 Points

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2016 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

Dark in color, the wine is hedonistic. The layers of ripe, lusciously textured, dark berries, licorice and cocoa smell, taste and feel great. The finish is round, deep and long. Drink it or age it, this is the best vintage for Balthus ever produced. 92 Points

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Dark in color, you find dense, fat, ripe, sweet, lushly textured fruits with plush textures and a dark, sweet, open, fat finish with gobs of ripe, dark berries, licorice and cocoa. 91 Points

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2015 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Dark in color, you find licorice, dark red fruits, chocolate and floral scents. The wine is lush, round and fat with sweetness, flesh and a hint of jam in the chocolate covered plum finish. Give it a few years before popping a cork. 91 Points

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Dark in color, with round, lush, sweet, ripe, chocolate covered cherries, espresso and cocoa from start to finish in this forward styled wine. 90 Points

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2014 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Dark in color, with round, fat texture, chocolate covered black raspberries and espresso notes in a forward style. 88-89 Pts

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2013 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Dark ruby in color, especially for the vintage, the wine is all about the spicy black raspberry and floral notes, medium body, oak and spicy, dark red berry character. 88-89 Pts

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2012 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Chocolate mint, blackberry and fresh herbs create the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, medium bodied and ends with a sweet, chocolate covered, black cherry and mocha finish. 91 Points

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Truffle, cherries, smoke and chocolate, with a thyme accent creates the nose. The wine is lush and polished, with a forward, rich, fruity character. 91 Points

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Deeply colored with licorice, chocolate, coffee bean and jammy berries, this wine offers lush, fat textures and a long, ripe, flashy, fruit-filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

This special 100% Merlot wine from the owner of Reignac was made from small yields of 27 hectolieters per hectare. At close to 14.5% alcohol, the wine offers fennel, floral, black cherry, spice and espresso bean scents. Soft and round, this black cherry dominated wine should drink well early. 89 – 91 Pts

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2010 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

Rich, round, lush sweet, ripe fruits, licorice, chocolate and espresso beans are all over the place in this 100% Merlot wine. 90 Points

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2009 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

Approachable already, with blackberry, plum, vanilla, licorice, jam and chocolate, this luscious 100% Merlot wine is a definite crowd pleaser. 90 Points

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2008 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Showing well today, with its luscious, ripe, sweet, dark red fruits, licorice, chocolate and coffee beans in full force. Round and easy to drink, this is a crowd pleaser. 91 Points

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2005 Balthus  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Lush, round, ripe, fat, dark, juicy fruits, licorice, smoke and espresso notes are all over the place. Concentrated, full bodied and rich, the wine is long, with intensity of flavor in the chocolatey, black cherry and even blacker licorice in the finish. 91 Points

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