Chateau Cote de Baleau 2015 St Emilion (94WA 92WS)

Chateau Cote de Baleau 2015 St Emilion (94WA 92WS)

  • Size: 750ml
  • Item Code: 3453521248845
  • Vintage: 2015
$34.99

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. (WA)

This has a juicy core of crushed raspberry, boysenberry and red currant fruit that has melded already with singed mesquite and iron threads. Best from 2020 through 2030. (WS)

Ratings and Awards

  • 94 Wine Advocate
  • 92 Wine Spectator

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the home to many of the world’s most esteemed wine estates: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, Château Mouton-Rothschild, and Château Pétrus. It is also one of the most diverse wine producing regions. 304,000 acres (123,077 hectares) of land is dedicated to viticulture, spreading across Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Entre-Deux Mers.

The river Gironde divides Bordeaux into two halves. The upper Left Bank regions (Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Pessac-Léognan) specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon. White wine dominates the southern Left Bank with Graves producing Sauvignon Blanc, and Sauternes / Barsac specializing in sweet wines. The Right Bank regions, namely Pomerol and St. Emillion, are famous for its Merlot.