Chateau Berliquet 2004
Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Characteristics of fruit, minerality and crisp. The harmony on the palate reveals a class of its soil.
International Wine Cellar - "(80% merlot, 15% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon) Full ruby-red. Cool, slightly medicinal aromas of minerals and flowers. Then attractively sweet in the mouth, with black plum, violet, licorice, minerals and spicy oak flavors and very good volume. At once fresh and easygoing. Finishes with sweet, broad, chocolatey tannins. This wine shows a bit more volume than usual for Berliquet at this early stage, notes Thomas Le Grix de la Salle. "Usually the wine starts bright and gains volume during elevage."
Chateau Berliquet Winery
The name of Berliquet is one of the oldest Saint-Emilion vineyards, it is already on the cards Belleyme in 1768.
In 1829, Paguierre Berliquet been included among the 5 great wines of appellation.
The classification of 1986 allowed Berliquet to regain the place it held among the great wines of St. Emilion. The year 1996 marks a turning point for Berliquet. With the support of Patrick Valette, Patrick De Lesquen and his team do their utmost to establish the reputation of Berliquet. View all Chateau Berliquet Wines
About St-EmilionView a map of St-Emilion wineries (saint eh-meel-YOHN)
A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux of the area (and the only Premier Grand Cru Classé A) are Chateau Ausone and Chateau Cheval Blanc.
St.-Émilion produces the most wine on the right bank of Bordeaux. As most of its wine is based primarily on Merlot, St-Emilion wines are described as having finesse and elegance. The best wine of the region can last upward of 10-20 years, like a good left-banker, but many find that the wines here matuer earlier than those based on Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils in the area differ greatly, from gravel to limestone to clay and sand. As a result, the wines of this region are diverse. Quality wines display silky tannins and ripe, soft fruit – the higher quality wine showing full-bodied texture and layers of complexity.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviewsNeil Martin - Seattle, WA412/26/2013
I purchased three bottles as gifts and picked up an extra one for my wife and I to sample. We really enjoyed this and for the price it was unexpectedly excellent in our opinion. We're not experts by any means but we've had enough wine to know when we're tasting something good. Plenty of fruit and then an earthy almost peppery finish. Continued to change after decanting and tasted best after 20 minutes or so for us. I'll definitely be picking up some moreColor - Denver, CO12/6/2014The wine has gone bad... taste like paint thinner, had to throw away.
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