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Chateau Berliquet 2018 Revisited.

The 2018 Château Berliquet uses a unique blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Franc, carefully crafted by the experienced team at Canon, including Thomas Duclos's consultation. This new style departs from its earlier vintages. 

This wine boasts a deep purple colour and a complex, layered style that reveals itself through its enticing aromas of black raspberry, white flowers, dried earth, spice, and forest floor. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied with a rounded, expansive texture, beautiful tannins, and brilliant freshness and purity. The finish is characterized by a severe kick of minerality that lingers on the tongue. 

This wine comes from a smaller 10-hectare terroir on the upper plateau's clay and limestone soils. It will spend 16 months in 45% new French oak. 

It has been awarded 96 points by Jeb Dunnuck, who describes it as an exceptional wine with a unique combination of flavours. Similarly, James Suckling has awarded it 95 points, praising its delicate and fruity taste with hints of walnuts. Wine Advocate has also given this wine 95 points, highlighting the changes made by Nicolas Audebert, the winemaker, and his team, which resulted in optimal ripeness for both the Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Lastly, Wine Spectator has awarded it 94 points, describing it as a focused, restrained style with persistent chalky minerality and light tobacco shading throughout.


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