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Château Côte de Baleau

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2023
91
Anise, cherries, flowers, and black raspberries, with accents of espresso show nicely on the nose, and palate. The wine is fresh, spicy, bright, and lifted on the mid-palate, and in the elegant finish, leaving you with touches of dark chocolate, espresso, and sweet, red cherries. This should be quite a pleasure to enjoy on release, and over the next 10-12 years. The wine blends 95% Merlot, with 5% Cabernet Franc, 14% ABV. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

Anise, cherries, flowers, and black raspberries, with accents of espresso show nicely on the nose, and palate. The wine is fresh, spicy, bright, and lifted on the mid-palate, and in the elegant finish, leaving you with touches of dark chocolate, espresso, and sweet, red cherries. This should be quite a pleasure to enjoy on release, and over the next 10-12 years. The wine blends 95% Merlot, with 5% Cabernet Franc, 14% ABV. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers, black raspberries, licorice, espresso, and black cherries form the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward, and already delicious to enjoy due to all of its supple, sweet, polished, ripe, fresh fruits, this is going to be a pleasure to enjoy on release. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2036. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, black raspberries, licorice, espresso, and black cherries form the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward, and already delicious to enjoy due to all of its supple, sweet, polished, ripe, fresh fruits, this is going to be a pleasure to enjoy on release. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2036. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Licorice, chocolate, dried flowers and black cherries show up easily in the nose. Medium-bodied, vibrant, almost high-toned red fruits with a dark chocolately edge finish the experience. Yields are quite low as more than 50% of the harvest was destroyed by frost. Drink from 2024-2034.

Licorice, chocolate, dried flowers and black cherries show up easily in the nose. Medium-bodied, vibrant, almost high-toned red fruits with a dark chocolately edge finish the experience. Yields are quite low as more than 50% of the harvest was destroyed by frost. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Red fruit and flowers show up easily in the nose and on the medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, red berry filled palate. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 13.8% ABV. Yields are quite low as more than 50% of the harvest was destroyed by frost. Drink from 2023-2033. 89-91

Red fruit and flowers show up easily in the nose and on the medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, red berry filled palate. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 13.8% ABV. Yields are quite low as more than 50% of the harvest was destroyed by frost. Drink from 2023-2033. 89-91

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2020
92
Elegant, floral and fresh on the nose, the wine is silky, vibrant and refined on the palate, serving up its layers of ripe, cherries and plums with ease. I am sure fans of Cote de Baleau are going to love it as much as I did. One of the best values from Saint Emilion, enjoy this on release, or give this just a few years in the cellar. Drink from 2023-2035.

Elegant, floral and fresh on the nose, the wine is silky, vibrant and refined on the palate, serving up its layers of ripe, cherries and plums with ease. I am sure fans of Cote de Baleau are going to love it as much as I did. One of the best values from Saint Emilion, enjoy this on release, or give this just a few years in the cellar. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Black cherries, earth, thyme, spice and stone notes open the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, forward and fresh, with a nice fruity, soft textured palate and finish. This has a little more volume than usual, so I am sure fans of Cote de Baleau are going to love it. One of the best values from Saint Emilion, give this just a few years in the cellar and it should offer delicious drinking for at least 10 year after that. 92-90 Pts

Black cherries, earth, thyme, spice and stone notes open the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, forward and fresh, with a nice fruity, soft textured palate and finish. This has a little more volume than usual, so I am sure fans of Cote de Baleau are going to love it. One of the best values from Saint Emilion, give this just a few years in the cellar and it should offer delicious drinking for at least 10 year after that. 92-90 Pts

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2019
91
Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, elegantly-textured, forward wine with loads of sweet, ripe, red fruits, touches of spice, cherries, plums, espresso and cocoa on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2022-2033.

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, elegantly-textured, forward wine with loads of sweet, ripe, red fruits, touches of spice, cherries, plums, espresso and cocoa on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2022-2033.

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Flowery, with a basket of fresh picked raspberries, licorice and smoke, this wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft and fruity. You can enjoy this on release and over the next decade easily. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.8%. The wine should sell for roughly $25 making this one of the top value wines of the vintage. This is worth buying by the case. 89-91 Pts

Flowery, with a basket of fresh picked raspberries, licorice and smoke, this wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft and fruity. You can enjoy this on release and over the next decade easily. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.8%. The wine should sell for roughly $25 making this one of the top value wines of the vintage. This is worth buying by the case. 89-91 Pts

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2018
91
Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward and showing a nice flowery touch in the bouquet, the silky, sweet, cherries and plums come along with licorice and the right touch of chocolate on the nose and palate. Give this just a few years in the cellar and it should offer delicious drinking for at least 10-15 year after that.

Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward and showing a nice flowery touch in the bouquet, the silky, sweet, cherries and plums come along with licorice and the right touch of chocolate on the nose and palate. Give this just a few years in the cellar and it should offer delicious drinking for at least 10-15 year after that.

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With a strong floral nature, the wine is medium bodied, silky, soft and fresh. Red pit fruit, smoke, licorice and berries with just a hint of cocoa, this forward, open, fruity, early drinking charmer hits all the right notes. 89-91 Pts

With a strong floral nature, the wine is medium bodied, silky, soft and fresh. Red pit fruit, smoke, licorice and berries with just a hint of cocoa, this forward, open, fruity, early drinking charmer hits all the right notes. 89-91 Pts

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2016
90
Blending 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is sweet, fresh, soft, medium bodied and crisp with a Sweetarts finish that offers both sweet red fruits with a hint of crispy, tart accents.

Blending 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is sweet, fresh, soft, medium bodied and crisp with a Sweetarts finish that offers both sweet red fruits with a hint of crispy, tart accents.

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2015
90
Fully ready to go, though not yet mature, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and obviously forward. Silky textured, and fruity with a lean to the sweet, spicy, red fruit side of the style range, this is already offering a lot of pleasure and should get better with another year or two of cellaring. This is one of those great value Bordeaux wines that savvy shoppers should be all over.

Fully ready to go, though not yet mature, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and obviously forward. Silky textured, and fruity with a lean to the sweet, spicy, red fruit side of the style range, this is already offering a lot of pleasure and should get better with another year or two of cellaring. This is one of those great value Bordeaux wines that savvy shoppers should be all over.

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You can already see some lightening in the color. From there, floral notes are the first thing you notice, before moving on to the fresh, red cherries. Medium bodied, soft and easy to like, you can pop a cork as soon as this hits the stores. This will be at its best from the time it hits the shelves until its 10th birthday.

You can already see some lightening in the color. From there, floral notes are the first thing you notice, before moving on to the fresh, red cherries. Medium bodied, soft and easy to like, you can pop a cork as soon as this hits the stores. This will be at its best from the time it hits the shelves until its 10th birthday.

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Blending 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is medium bodied, soft, fresh and forward, with a sweet, berry-filled finish.

Blending 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is medium bodied, soft, fresh and forward, with a sweet, berry-filled finish.

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2014
87
Blending 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is sweet, fresh, soft, medium bodied and crisp in a sweet and tart finish. 86-88 Pts

Blending 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is sweet, fresh, soft, medium bodied and crisp in a sweet and tart finish. 86-88 Pts

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2013
85
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a medium-bodied, simple, light, bright wine with red berries and powdery tannins. 84-86 Pts

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a medium-bodied, simple, light, bright wine with red berries and powdery tannins. 84-86 Pts

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2012
87
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon create the blend. Medium-bodied, earthy red berries with a light red fruit-filled finish. 85-87 Pts

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon create the blend. Medium-bodied, earthy red berries with a light red fruit-filled finish. 85-87 Pts

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2011
88
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc create the assemblage. The wine will be aged in 50% new oak. With coffee, spice, black raspberry and earth, this medium-bodied wine finishes with cherry and a touch of oak. 87-88 Pts

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc create the assemblage. The wine will be aged in 50% new oak. With coffee, spice, black raspberry and earth, this medium-bodied wine finishes with cherry and a touch of oak. 87-88 Pts

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2010
90
2010 Cote de Baleau. 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, (the same portions the vineyard is planted in) make-up the blend. Licorice, 5 spice and black cherry scents open to a medium bodied, fennel and black cherry filled winish. Lovers of well-priced St. Emilion wine should be all over this wine. 89-91 Pts

2010 Cote de Baleau. 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, (the same portions the vineyard is planted in) make-up the blend. Licorice, 5 spice and black cherry scents open to a medium bodied, fennel and black cherry filled winish. Lovers of well-priced St. Emilion wine should be all over this wine. 89-91 Pts

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2009
89
Oak, smoke, black cherry, medium bodied, this fun, crowd pleasing kirsch filled wine is already open for drinking.

Oak, smoke, black cherry, medium bodied, this fun, crowd pleasing kirsch filled wine is already open for drinking.

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2009 Cote de Baleau is a definite candidate for the top value Right Bank wine of the vintage. The eight hectare vineyard is planted at 7,000 vines/ha. The wine is 70% merlot, 15 cabernet franc, and 15% cabernet sauvignon. 3,000 cases were produced. Licorice, berries, and hints of oak are easy to find. Fleshy in texture, the wine has a round, dark berry filled finish. Only infrequently are consumers offered good wine from a great vintage at reasonable prices. Lovers of St. Emilion should be all over the Cote de Baleau. It will drink well early. 89-91 Pts

2009 Cote de Baleau is a definite candidate for the top value Right Bank wine of the vintage. The eight hectare vineyard is planted at 7,000 vines/ha. The wine is 70% merlot, 15 cabernet franc, and 15% cabernet sauvignon. 3,000 cases were produced. Licorice, berries, and hints of oak are easy to find. Fleshy in texture, the wine has a round, dark berry filled finish. Only infrequently are consumers offered good wine from a great vintage at reasonable prices. Lovers of St. Emilion should be all over the Cote de Baleau. It will drink well early. 89-91 Pts

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2008
89
08 Château Cote de Baleau is a light style of wine, a definite crowd pleaser with its plummy character and fresh, black fruit filled finish. 88-90

08 Château Cote de Baleau is a light style of wine, a definite crowd pleaser with its plummy character and fresh, black fruit filled finish. 88-90

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2005
87
Medium bodied, with aromas of kirsch, plums, earth and spice, already open, this likable, crowd pleasing wine should be enjoyed before its tenth birthday.

Medium bodied, with aromas of kirsch, plums, earth and spice, already open, this likable, crowd pleasing wine should be enjoyed before its tenth birthday.

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