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Château Berliquet

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2018 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Espresso, flowers, rocks, anise, stones and ripe fruits only tell part of the story. The wine is rich from all the plump, lushly textured, pure fruits, licorice and dark cocoa. The wine has volume, depth, complexity and velvety textures. This is just a joy to taste. The wine blends 78% Merlot with 22% Cabernet Franc and is aging in 45% new, French oak. 93-95 Pts

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2017 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium/full bodied with sweet, juicy plums, a fervent dollop of minerality and a dazzling plummy endnote, the wine is made from blending 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc.

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2016 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Floral, fruity and perfectly ripe, the nose that combines crushed rocks and fruit is just great. On the palate, the wine is even better with its volume, lift and sweetness. Rich, energetic and silky, let it age 7-9 years and you will have a very special wine.

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Lilies and juicy plum scents are followed by a lushly textured, polished, sweet, fresh earthy mix of dark red pit fruits. The freshness and fruit really linger. It is going to be fun to compare the 2015 and 2016 Berliquet -- both strong years. I lean to the latter year, but I cannot decide which vintage is better. This wine was made from blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.3% alcohol with a pH of 3.5.

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2015 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Loads of fresh, sweet, juicy plums, ripe, black raspberries, minerality, licorice and floral notes. The wine shows freshness, depth and precision I have not tasted before here. Clearly, this is the best vintage ever for Berliquet! The wine was made from blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The grapes were whole berry fermented and 15% of the berries were vinified with the stems sill intact. 91-93 Pts

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2014 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Red plum cherry and tobacco scents come quickly, Medium bodied, floral, forward and easy drinking. Not overly complicated, but it's quite charming and already fun to drink. A few years in the cellar will add more nuance, and perhaps a bit more depth. But this is not a wine to make old bones with.

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Soft, sweet, plumy and medium-bodied, this wine has round, easy tannins. It was produced from a blend of 75% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium bodied, light in color, with a fresh, spicy, red fruit and thyme core that needs to be tasted early in its life.

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74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with mineral, oak, coffee and sweet cherry notes. Medium bodied, soft and forward, the finish is bright and spicy. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Red and black plums, espresso and earthy notes are all over the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, with gentle, tannins and sweet, black raspberries in the finish.

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A blend from 65% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine shows a deep ruby color with dark red berries and a cocoa and cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium bodied, with a licorice and plum personality, the wine will be best in its easy drinking youth.

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75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and a little bit of Cabernet Sauvignon produce the blend. Aged in 50% new oak, with coffee, black cherry, supple textures and a round, plush, black cherry-filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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2010 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Earthy scents, plums and stone work well with the mineral driven, dark berry finish, but the tannins are a bit dry and severe.

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Licorice, stone, coffee and blackberries make up the perfume. In the mouth, a blast of fresh black cherries, pepper and vanilla bean. 90-91 Pts

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2009 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

With a final blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with floral, licorice, spice and sweet black cherry aromas. Soft and accessible, the wine ends with fennel and plums.

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Bottled June 1, the wine displayed a nose of licorice, coffee, sweet jammy black cherries and spice. The wine ends with a dark cherry finish with hints of green tannins.

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2009 Berliquet comes from a 9 hectare vineyard of clay, rocky chalk, and limestone soils. The vineyard is planted at 6,000 vines/ha with an average age of 40 years. Net yields in 2009 were only 19hls/ha. For the first time the property employed laser optical sorting, a practice that will continue. Malo took place in barrels, with subsequent aging on the lees for six months. Plans call for the wine to be aged for 15 months in 50% new and 50% one year old barrels. Produced from 73% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, and 2% cabernet sauvignon, the wine offers supple textures and round tannins, and dark berries with hints of licorice in the finish. The participation of Stephane Derenoncourt and Nicolas Thienpont, coupled with their spare no expense attitude, makes this a property to watch out for. 89-91 Pts

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2008 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Well made, correct, medium bodied, with perhaps a bit too much oak for the level of red, crisp, mineral driven, spicy, fruit, this is already easy to drink.

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2006 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86

Surprisingly firm in character, with a more interesting experience on the stony, earthy, thyme and plum nose, than on the strict, bright, red fruit palate, this is not a wine for long term aging.

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2005 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium bodied, fresh, easy drinking, soft, cherry and red berry dominated wine that is showing well today. There is no reason to age this any longer.

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2004 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 83

Wet forest floor and plum pie in the nose, this fully mature, light wine requires drinking sooner than later before the remaining fruit dries out.

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2003 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 83

Light in color, with cooked berry notes, the wine ends with a hint of strawberry in the declining finish.

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2000 Château Berliquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fully mature, the wine is medium bodied, elegant and soft, with nuances of truffle, smoke, tobacco, thyme, and cherries. There is a fresh quality to the fruit, that is present from start to finish. This is not a wine to hold for further development as the fruit is just starting to recede.

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