2018 Badette Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JD 94 JL 94 JS 93 WA 93 VN 93
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

This estate continues to fire on all cylinders, and they're produced a beautiful 2018 Château Badette based on 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot aged 18 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Deeply colored, with an assertive nose of espresso, licorice, cocoa, black cherry and smoke, the wine is concentrated, full-bodied, ripe, round, opulent and fruity. There is lift, energy and length here on the palate...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, April 2019

(92-93) A tight and polished red with dark-berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Medium body, refined tannins and a flavorful finish.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 Badette comes from the lieu-dit Badette in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes. The blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged in 50% new and 50% second year oak barrels for around 18...
VN 93

Vinous, March 2021

The 2018 Badette is an exciting wine. Inky blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, spice, lavender and mocha all blast out of the glass. Unctuous and flamboyant to the core Badette is one of the more overt, opulent...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Badette Bordeaux Blend from Saint Emilion, France is a wine that truly exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship of the region. With a deep garnet-purple color that hints at its intensity, this wine is a true gem in the glass.

Upon first glance, the wine displays a captivating image, showcasing its allure and elegance. The label is simple yet refined, allowing the wine to speak for itself. As the cork is released from the bottle, the anticipation builds, and the aromas begin to fill the air.

On the nose, the 2018 Badette offers a symphony of dark-berry, chocolate, and hazelnut notes that dance together harmoniously. These aromas are accompanied by a subtle hint of spice, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet. It is a sensory experience that transports you to the heart of Bordeaux.

As the wine caresses your palate, you are greeted with a medium-bodied texture and refined tannins that provide a velvety mouthfeel. The flavors of ripe black plums, Christmas pudding, and Black Forest cake take center stage, enveloping your taste buds in a wave of decadence. The wine showcases impressive freshness, balancing the rich fruit flavors with a vibrant acidity that lingers throughout the finish.

The 2018 Badette is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot, a classic combination that showcases the best of Saint Emilion. Aged in a combination of new and second-year oak barrels for approximately 18 months, this wine has gained complexity and structure, allowing it to age gracefully over time.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2018 Badette, with scores ranging from 93 to 94 points. James Suckling describes it as a "tight and polished" red wine with a flavorful finish, while Robert Parker's Wine Advocate notes its impressive freshness and densely packed black fruit flavors. Jeb Dunnuck praises its elegance and concentration, while Vinous highlights its overt opulence and vibrant vibrancy.

In conclusion, the 2018 Badette Bordeaux Blend is a wine that encapsulates the essence of Saint Emilion. Its refined elegance, complex flavors, and impeccable balance make it a true masterpiece. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression.