Country: France Region: Bordeaux (St.Emilion)
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2014 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Belair
Best Served: 16 Degrees Celsius
Berliquet is one of the oldest vineyards in Saint-Émilion and appears on Belleyme’s map dating back to 1768. Belonging to the de Sèze, and then the Pérès families, it was acquired in 1917 by Count de Carles, the current owner’s grandfather. Château Berliquet was accorded its rightful place among the greatest wines of Saint-Émilion in the 1986 classification. The estate is located on the Magdelaine plateau, a few hundred metres from the town of Saint-Émilion. The vines have south and southwest-facing sun exposure and border on several Premiers Grands Crus Classés. The wine is aged in magnificent underground cellars hewn out of solid rock.
Fresh, dark fruit nose. Pure and poised. Quite powerful but refined tannins. Plush mid-pale fruit. Freshness again on the finish with a minerally, saline edge.
This delivers a rather ripe beam of blackberry, açai berry and fig fruit, supported by a graphite edge before turning to smoldering tobacco and alder details through the finish. In the hedonist camp, but has good energy. Best from 2018 through 2028
This is really structured with chalk, dark-chocolate, berry and walnut character. Full-bodied, tight and focused. Long finish. Serious wine that’s very mineral. Better in 2020 but on it already
Food Matches: Red Meat, Lamb, Chicken, Cheese