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Wine Advocate

93-95 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Badette comes from the lieu-dit Badette in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes. The Blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is aging in 50% new and 50% second year oak barrels and the estimated aging regimen will run 18 months. With 14% alcohol and a deep purple-black color, it sings of crushed blueberries, warm plums and chocolate-covered cherries with a cedar-kissed undercurrent and loads of exotic spice sparks-cassis, fenugreek and star anise-plus a waft of forest floor. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a wonderful line of freshness, with finely grained tannins and a long, mineral-tinged finish." 4/19

Neil Martin

92 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2018 Badette has a pure, gorgeous nose of multilayered black cherries, blueberry, menthol and light truffle scents; it just blossoms with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and a fine bead of acidity, quite streamlined toward the finish and displaying impressive tension. Maybe this intends to be a longer-term Saint-Émilion than I expected. Anyway, this is a great wine and I look forward to seeing it evolve in bottle." 03/21

Vinous Media

90-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2018 Badette is a gorgeous wine that shows the richer, darker side of Saint-Émilion off to great effect. Black cherry, plum, sweet oak chocolate, new leather, spice and menthol infuse this brooding, potent Saint-Émilion. Badette is not shy by any means, but it has a ton of character. The oak needs time to settle, and yet the wine appears to have the fruit richness to handle it. The blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Tasted two times." 4/19