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Château Badette

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2023
92
Creamy, with a strong oak accent, the wine focuses on its espresso, dark chocolate, and black cherry core. Concentrated, bright, and chewy, this is going to need time to allow the oak to integrate fully into the wine. Drink from 2028-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Creamy, with a strong oak accent, the wine focuses on its espresso, dark chocolate, and black cherry core. Concentrated, bright, and chewy, this is going to need time to allow the oak to integrate fully into the wine. Drink from 2028-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
94
Richly colored, toasty oak is what you initially notice before discovering its wealth of ripe, sweet, black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice and fudge. Yes, the wine is rich, corpulent, and hedonistic, but it is also fresh, creamy, long, and complex. Drink from 2026-2045. 93-95 Pts.

Richly colored, toasty oak is what you initially notice before discovering its wealth of ripe, sweet, black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice and fudge. Yes, the wine is rich, corpulent, and hedonistic, but it is also fresh, creamy, long, and complex. Drink from 2026-2045. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
92
Incense, spice and espresso with loads of plums create the nose. Round, lush and creamy with oak that needs to resolve before it really shows its best, this is very successful for the vintage. Drink from 2024-2037.

Incense, spice and espresso with loads of plums create the nose. Round, lush and creamy with oak that needs to resolve before it really shows its best, this is very successful for the vintage. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Chocolate-covered black cherries, licorice, flowers, espresso and spice are found in the nose and on the soft, round, plush and polished, fruity palate. Drink from 2023-2039. 91-93

Chocolate-covered black cherries, licorice, flowers, espresso and spice are found in the nose and on the soft, round, plush and polished, fruity palate. Drink from 2023-2039. 91-93

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2020
94
Flowers, chocolate, espresso, licorice, smoke, blackberries and plum notes shoot from the glass. The wine is rich, lush, full-bodied and opulent, with layers of non-stop fruits in the long finish. This is not only an estate to keep your eye on as they are on a roll, but this is clearly the best vintage they have produced yet. Drink from 2023-2042.

Flowers, chocolate, espresso, licorice, smoke, blackberries and plum notes shoot from the glass. The wine is rich, lush, full-bodied and opulent, with layers of non-stop fruits in the long finish. This is not only an estate to keep your eye on as they are on a roll, but this is clearly the best vintage they have produced yet. Drink from 2023-2042.

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Dark in color, the wine shows off its espresso, licorice, chocolate-covered black cherry and smoky perfume without hesitation. On the palate the wine is lush, rich, deep and polished, finishing with layers of velvety plums. The juicy, sweet, cherry liqueur finish really sticks with you. 92-94 Pts

Dark in color, the wine shows off its espresso, licorice, chocolate-covered black cherry and smoky perfume without hesitation. On the palate the wine is lush, rich, deep and polished, finishing with layers of velvety plums. The juicy, sweet, cherry liqueur finish really sticks with you. 92-94 Pts

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2019
93
Black cherries, smoke, licorice, chocolate and a touch of spice hits your nose. Luscious, full-bodied, rich and hedonistic in texture, the finish packs a punch with its toasted vanilla, boysenberry, black cherry, espresso and touch of singed plums in the endnote. While it's easy to enjoy this on release, give it a few years for the oak to better integrate and it will be a much better wine. Drink from 2025-2038.

Black cherries, smoke, licorice, chocolate and a touch of spice hits your nose. Luscious, full-bodied, rich and hedonistic in texture, the finish packs a punch with its toasted vanilla, boysenberry, black cherry, espresso and touch of singed plums in the endnote. While it's easy to enjoy this on release, give it a few years for the oak to better integrate and it will be a much better wine. Drink from 2025-2038.

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Almost inky in color, initially you notice the toasty oak before moving to the array of spices, dark red pit fruits, licorice and oak. Full-bodied, fleshy, flashy, generous and lush, the finish is all the layers of avoirdupois mouth-filling ripe fruits and the oceanic tannins in the endnote. 92-94 Pts

Almost inky in color, initially you notice the toasty oak before moving to the array of spices, dark red pit fruits, licorice and oak. Full-bodied, fleshy, flashy, generous and lush, the finish is all the layers of avoirdupois mouth-filling ripe fruits and the oceanic tannins in the endnote. 92-94 Pts

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2018
94
Deeply colored, with an assertive nose of espresso, licorice, cocoa, black cherry and smoke, the wine is concentrated, full-bodied, ripe, round, opulent and fruity. There is lift, energy and length here on the palate along with loads of sweet, dark fruits, licorice, oak and chocolate in the voluptuous finish. The wine was made from blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

Deeply colored, with an assertive nose of espresso, licorice, cocoa, black cherry and smoke, the wine is concentrated, full-bodied, ripe, round, opulent and fruity. There is lift, energy and length here on the palate along with loads of sweet, dark fruits, licorice, oak and chocolate in the voluptuous finish. The wine was made from blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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Juicy, ripe, fresh and showing concentration, freshness and character with layers of ripe dark fruits, earth and licorice on the nose and in the long, voluptuous finish. The wine was made from blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, reaching 14% ABV. 93-95 Pts

Juicy, ripe, fresh and showing concentration, freshness and character with layers of ripe dark fruits, earth and licorice on the nose and in the long, voluptuous finish. The wine was made from blending 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, reaching 14% ABV. 93-95 Pts

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2017
92
Forward, rich, ripe, lush, and fruity, with black cherries, chocolate, licorice, smoke, and espresso in every delicious, sniff and sip. You can already enjoy this or give it further aging. Drink from 2022-2034.

Forward, rich, ripe, lush, and fruity, with black cherries, chocolate, licorice, smoke, and espresso in every delicious, sniff and sip. You can already enjoy this or give it further aging. Drink from 2022-2034.

2,235 Views   Tasted
Fleshy, ripe, silky, sweet and fresh, the wine has length, polished tannins and freshness with dark chocolate and juicy, ripe plums in the finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is becoming a new wine to watch in Saint Emilion!

Fleshy, ripe, silky, sweet and fresh, the wine has length, polished tannins and freshness with dark chocolate and juicy, ripe plums in the finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is becoming a new wine to watch in Saint Emilion!

2,301 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Located close to Troplong Mondot, this is a new player in the Saint Emilion hit parade. The new owners have a spare no expense attitude to produce the best wine possible and it shows. The wine is dark in color, intense, lush, powerful and silky. There is heft, but also freshness and the finish, with its dense layers of black fruit, licorice and earth leave a long impression. This still sells for a song for a wine of this quality.

Located close to Troplong Mondot, this is a new player in the Saint Emilion hit parade. The new owners have a spare no expense attitude to produce the best wine possible and it shows. The wine is dark in color, intense, lush, powerful and silky. There is heft, but also freshness and the finish, with its dense layers of black fruit, licorice and earth leave a long impression. This still sells for a song for a wine of this quality.

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Inky, dark, juicy, deep, round and lavishly textured, the wine is long, sweet, rich, fleshy and concentrated. With density and flavor and sweetness of fruit, this is a wine to keep your eye on.

Inky, dark, juicy, deep, round and lavishly textured, the wine is long, sweet, rich, fleshy and concentrated. With density and flavor and sweetness of fruit, this is a wine to keep your eye on.

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2015
92
Lush, round, forward and packed with black licorice, smoke, black cherry, espresso and cocoa, the wine is plushly textured and filled with loads of delicious, ripe fruit with a blast of dark espresso in the finish.

Lush, round, forward and packed with black licorice, smoke, black cherry, espresso and cocoa, the wine is plushly textured and filled with loads of delicious, ripe fruit with a blast of dark espresso in the finish.

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Truffle, cocoa, black cherry and earthy notes create the perfume. Made from 95% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, there is a bit too much oak, which might better integrate as the wine evolves. Still, this wine has fleshy, ripe, character-driven fruit and no sensation of heat, even though the wine reached 15% ABV. 91-93 Pts

Truffle, cocoa, black cherry and earthy notes create the perfume. Made from 95% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, there is a bit too much oak, which might better integrate as the wine evolves. Still, this wine has fleshy, ripe, character-driven fruit and no sensation of heat, even though the wine reached 15% ABV. 91-93 Pts

3,479 Views   Tasted
2014
87
This medium-bodied wine is rich with red fruit and licorice character and will be best in its youth. 85-87 Pts

This medium-bodied wine is rich with red fruit and licorice character and will be best in its youth. 85-87 Pts

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2012
89
Sweet, jammy berries, soft tannins, licorice, chocolate and black cherries are found in the wine. 88-90 Pts

Sweet, jammy berries, soft tannins, licorice, chocolate and black cherries are found in the wine. 88-90 Pts

2,316 Views   Tasted