Chateau Berliquet is one of the oldest names in Saint Emilion. It featured on Belleyme’s maps in 1768 and was already selling for record prices in the latter half of the 18th Century. For much of the estate’s history, its wine was produced by the local co-operative. This practice continued up until 1978 when vinification and maturation was returned to the Chateau, resulting in a great improvement of the wines.

In 2017, Chanel purchased Berliquet whose financial backing has reaped incredible rewards from the estate and others in their portfolio (Chateau Canon and Chateau Rauzan-Segla). Winemaker Nicolas Audebert was brought on and put to use his wealth of experience from managing the Cheval des Andes project – an innovative project between Chateau Cheval Blanc and Terrazas de los Andes. Mapping and terroir specialists were employed to survey Chateau Berliquet’s soils, after which Audebert decided to grub up certain areas of the vineyards and replant with better suited varieties.

The vineyards are planted with a majority of Merlot (70%), with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc (25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). Audebert believes the higher proportion of Cabernet Franc bring greater expression and precision to the wine.

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