Founded in 1768, Chateau Berliquet is one of the oldest estates in Saint-Emilion. Certainly, Chateau Berliquet has the honour of being one of the first Saint-Emilion estates to sell their wine under their own name. In 1784, when wines were often sold as Saint-Emilion, or just Bordeaux, Chateau Berliquet was already selling wine with their property name attached.
Chateau Berliquet is located not too far from Chateau Angelus on the Magdelaine plateau and close to the historic village of Saint-Emilion. Chateau Berliquet is currently managed by Patrick Lesquin and Jerome de Lesquen.
"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." 91 points, Decanter Magazine
"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 reflection of the vintage." 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
"The 2016 Berliquet, 25% Cabernet Franc and 75% Merlot, is the third vintage that has seen more emphasis on Cabernet Franc. It has an attractive bouquet with black cherries, a touch of crème de cassis and incense aromas, quite generous and pretty. The oak is nicely integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin that exert a gentle but insistent grip in the mouth. There is a lovely saline seam in the mouth with a little chalkiness coming through on the aftertaste. This is a strong follow-up to the 2015 Berliquet, and the substance suggests that it will age well in bottle." 91-93 points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Chateau Berliquet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 2016