The 2016 Badette has a very well defined bouquet of blackberry, blueberry and just a touch of sloe jam, though it retains fine delineation and the oak is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, and citrus freshness toward the finish, which leaves behind residues of orange zest. A superb Saint-Émilion. Recommended.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030