2017 Badette

Badette

92Average Score
Red
En Primeur
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Critic Notes

A crazy good effort, the 2017 Château Badette is a rough blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (which might be the first time Petit Verdot has been used in Saint Emilion) brought up in 50% new oak. Inky-colored, with a modern bouquet of cassis, high-class oak, violets, and spice, this puppy hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, terrific mid-palate depth, and a great sense of minerality on the finish. Coming from 10 hectares located in the Badette lieu-dit, this rockstar 2017 will drink nicely for 15+ years.

Score: 92-94/100Jeb Dunnuck

The likely final blend of the 2017 Badette should be 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sports a fair bit of oak on the nose with hints of black cherries, crushed black berries and violets plus a waft of garrigue. The palate is medium to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a lively core of vibrant fruit, finishing long with some spices coming through.

Score: 91-93/100The Wine Advocate

The likely final blend of the 2017 Badette should be 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sports a fair bit of oak on the nose with hints of black cherries, crushed black berries and violets plus a waft of garrigue. The palate is medium to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a lively core of vibrant fruit, finishing long with some spices coming through. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 91-93/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

A wine with dark berries, wet earth and black tea. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Let’s see how the elevage goes.

Score: 91-92/100James Suckling

The 2017 Badette has a clean and focused bouquet with blackberry and cassis fruit, the oak neatly integrated and fresh compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with quite toasty tannin that is supported by sufficient black fruit laced with cedar and a light floral tincture. It fans out nicely towards the finish. This is another fine Badette to add to recent vintages. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Score: 90-92/Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2021 - 2035
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
15%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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