Chateau Badette 2015 | A sleeping princess
A sleeping princess, Badette has woken up more beautiful than ever. It now constitutes a real discovery for wine lovers. Very quickly, as from the 2012 vintage, the new owner’s efforts bore their fruit, and the quality of the wines has been recognized by tasters. The 2013 and 2014 vintages confirmed this trend, today accentuated by the excellent 2015 and 2016, which took advantage of the new installations. On tasting, Chateau Badette 2015 has a black and brilliant color, floral on the nose, flesh, fruit and lots of clarity, an appreciable length and a soft finish
92-94 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Chateau Badette 2015 is Matured in 100% new oak, it has a complex bouquet, powerful and you might describe it as modern in style, but there is personality here with black truffle-tinged black fruit with a touch of crème de cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a keen line of acidity, intense but not powerful with a clean and precise, energized finish. The 2014 left me a little nonplussed, but the 2015? Now we are talking.”
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Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “The 2015 Badette hits the palate with notable intensity and pure power. There is plenty of intensity in the glass but the tannins remain burly and rough around the edges. Smoke, game, tobacco, mocha, and licorice meld into the unctuous finish. The tannins could be a little more finesse. Otherwise, this is a solid showing. Tasted two times.”” 4/16″
92-93 Points, James Suckling: “”A pretty and silky young red with blueberry and blackberry character. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish.” 3/16″