Chateau Cote de Baleau 750 ml • 2015 •

country: France / region: Bordeaux / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / vintage: 2015 / sku: 21512
Vinous   93 Points
The Wine Advocate   92-94 Points
Reg. $34.99 $27.99
The vineyard of Chateau Cote de Baleau is planted to 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard consists of 17 hectares cultivated with vines.

14 of those hectares are classified. In fact, in the recent 2012 St. Emilion Classification, those 14 hectares were upgraded to Grand Cru Classe status. The estate also owns 3 hectares of unclassified vines.

Chateau Cote de Baleau is situated just outside of the St. Emilion village. The terroir consists of limestone and sand soils, located not far from La Gomerie.


Vinous   93 Points
The Wine Advocate   92-94 Points
VNVinous: 93 points
Just as it was en primeur, the 2015 Côte de Baleau is pure class. Silky tannins, lifted aromatics and soft, caressing fruit meld together to inform a super-polished, elegant Saint-Émilion that speaks with a hushed, sensual voice. Readers who appreciate the more restrained side of Bordeaux will find much to admire.
WAThe Wine Advocate: 92-94 points
The 2015 Côte de Baleau has a refined and intense bouquet with precise black and red fruit, seamlessly integrated oak and a sense of terroir coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity and plenty of finesse and poise towards the finish. This is such a pretty Saint Emilion that you almost overlook its length and persistence. It is one of the best wines that I have tasted from the estate.