2016 Berliquet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 93 JL 93 WA 93 WE 93 JD 92 VN 92 DC 91
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Love the combination of dark berries, sweet tobacco and wet earth here. Full-bodied, juicy and chewy with lots of tannins, solid fruit concentration and a medium finish. A blend of 75 per cent merlot and 25 per cent...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017

Lilies and juicy plum scents are followed by a lushly textured, polished, sweet, fresh earthy mix of dark red pit fruits. The freshness and fruit really linger. It is going to be fun to compare the 2015 and 2016 Berliquet...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Berliquet (blended of 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc) is a little mute to begin, opening out to expressive kirsch, black plums and black cherry compote scents plus nuances of...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2017

(WE91-93 points) Packed with spice, blackberry and black plum, this is generous, yet balanced by refined acidity and dense tannins that will give it a chance to age over the medium term. It is an apt and attractive...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

From a site near Canon, just down from Beau-Séjour Bécot, the 2016 Château Berliquet is a plump, rounded, medium-bodied Saint-Emilion with classic red and black cherry fruits, hints of leafy herbs and earth, and a...
VN 92

Vinous, August 2020

The 2016 Berliquet has quite a high-toned bouquet that gradually gains more composure with aeration, the cedar- and mint-infused red fruit developing subtle tertiary aromas with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with...
DC 91

Decanter, April 2017

A great wine this year, showing the real quality of the vintage. Juicy black fruits and a well controlled extraction combined with good acidity. Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt consult.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Berliquet Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Saint Emilion region in France is a captivating red wine that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of the Bordeaux style. This wine, with its deep garnet-purple hue, is a true representation of the terroir from which it hails.

On the nose, the 2016 Berliquet opens gradually, revealing a symphony of aromas. Notes of luscious kirsch, black plums, and black cherry compote take center stage, while nuances of unsmoked cigars and dried herbs add layers of complexity. These aromas come together harmoniously, creating a bouquet that is both expressive and alluring.

Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this wine showcases fantastic intensity and energy. The firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins provides structure and depth, while a lively lift of acidity adds vibrancy to the wine. The mineral-laced finish is persistent and leaves a lasting impression.

Notable wine critics have praised the 2016 Berliquet. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 93 points, describing it as having a "fantastic intensity and energy." James Suckling also bestowed it with 93 points, noting the combination of dark berries, sweet tobacco, and wet earth.

This blend is composed of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, showcasing the classic varietals of the Bordeaux region. It was aged in oak barrels, further enhancing the wine's complexity and adding subtle nuances of cedar and mint.

The 2016 Berliquet is a wine that will reward patience. While it can be enjoyed now, it has the potential to age gracefully over the medium term. It is recommended to wait until 2023 to fully appreciate the wine's evolution.

Overall, the 2016 Berliquet is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. Its balance, structure, and depth make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a hearty meal, this wine will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.