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Château Badette

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2019 Château Badette  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

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 Château Badette  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

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% alcohol. 93-95 Pts

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2017 Château Badette  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

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!

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2016 Château Badette  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2015 Château Badette  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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% alcohol. 91-93 Pts

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2014 Château Badette  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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 Château Badette  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

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

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