Château Côte de Baleau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0137 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shun Kikuchi

abv13.5%

abv13.5%

Oct 27th, 2019
Jay Kline

This is drinking really well right out the gate but does seem to deliver more pleasure with time in the glass. Classic St-Em.

This is drinking really well right out the gate but does seem to deliver more pleasure with time in the glass. Classic St-Em.

Mar 8th, 2019
James Forsyth

Deliciously savory with a minty and ferrous quality, the 2012 Cote de Baleau comes across as refined and quite classy for its price point particularly. Leather through the finish and a dried petals element coming at the end. It was especially tasty with a home made stew for a cool winter’s evening.

Deliciously savory with a minty and ferrous quality, the 2012 Cote de Baleau comes across as refined and quite classy for its price point particularly. Leather through the finish and a dried petals element coming at the end. It was especially tasty with a home made stew for a cool winter’s evening.

Feb 24th, 2019
Daniel P. Drake

Welcome to the weekend! This was a short week bit didn't feel any quicker. Today I picked up the 2010 Château Côte de Baleau Saint-Èmilion to continue my Bordeaux fixation. The blend for this Right Bank wine is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose is dark cherry, black plum, blackberry, fig, strawberry, herbs, tar, violet and crushed gravel.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, green bell pepper, graphite, menthol, licorice and earth.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium to + smooth tannins that leads to a long nice round finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Welcome to the weekend! This was a short week bit didn't feel any quicker. Today I picked up the 2010 Château Côte de Baleau Saint-Èmilion to continue my Bordeaux fixation. The blend for this Right Bank wine is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose is dark cherry, black plum, blackberry, fig, strawberry, herbs, tar, violet and crushed gravel.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, green bell pepper, graphite, menthol, licorice and earth.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium to + smooth tannins that leads to a long nice round finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 2nd, 2018
Jim Takada

Taste of blackberry, well structured bold wine. Highly recommended!!

Taste of blackberry, well structured bold wine. Highly recommended!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2016
Sam Uppala

Still showing balance. Medium plus finish. Baked cherry, earthy flavor.

Still showing balance. Medium plus finish. Baked cherry, earthy flavor.

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2015
Robert Oertel

Great value Bordeaux. Nice fruit but I think this needs a few more years. Wish I had more.

Great value Bordeaux. Nice fruit but I think this needs a few more years. Wish I had more.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 - bouquet with lots of cherries, graphite, vanilla, liquorice, very nice indeed. Surprisingly accessible. Good effort!

Vintage 2014 - bouquet with lots of cherries, graphite, vanilla, liquorice, very nice indeed. Surprisingly accessible. Good effort!

Jun 10th, 2017
Rick Baumgarten

Well balanced, easy to drink.

Well balanced, easy to drink.

Sep 27th, 2014
Adolphus Foo

Wine Director MGM Macau

9.7

Good value...

Good value...

Jul 2nd, 2013