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Château Côte de Baleau

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2018 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

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 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2015 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

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.

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2014 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2013 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2012 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2011 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2010 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2009 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

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

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2008 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2005 Château Côte de Baleau  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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