This Saint Emilion property of 9 hectares is well situated on the plateau of Saint Emilion. Previously the wines were made by Nicolas Thienpont from Pavie Macquin and Beausejour Duffau. However in July 2017 the property was purchased by the owners of Chanel and it is now under the control of the wine-making team of Chateau Canon. Consequently there is a significant change in the style of the wine into something much more sophisticated and smooth than before. The vineyard is planted with 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc.
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The 2018 was a breakthrough vintage for Berliquet with the wine becoming very much like Canon in style. The 2019 continues in that trend, a blend of 77% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon which will be aged in 45% new French oak. For the first time, the wine will age in historical quarries that took two years to renovate. the harvest too found new levels of precision, with an intra-plot harvest and use of new, smaller vats for fermentation. The palate is deep ruby in colour, with perfumed red fruit and a little sweet kirsch on the nose. The palate is ripe, fleshy and round, with no hard edges. Creamy red fruits are interlaced with star anise, cedar and fresh leather. The tannins are wonderfully fine and ripe, gently framing the wine. Persistent, vibrant red fruits linger on the finish. Tasted in Bordeaux.