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2020 Cote de Baleau

Cote de Baleau

90Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red
primeurEn Primeur
drink-now2023-2046

The 2020 Cote de Baleau is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, harvested from 15th to 30th September and weighing in with an alcohol of 14.2%. It is being aged for 16-18 months in 20% new oak barrels, 60% second-fill barrels and 20% in vats. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs a little swirling to coax out youthful notions of crushed blackberries, mulberries and kirsch, plus hints of tar and dried Mediterranean herbs. The medium-bodied palate is tightly wound with crunchy red and black fruits with a chewy texture and lively backbone lifting the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate  (May 2021)    Score: 87-89/100    Drink 2023-2032

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