Château Côte de Baleau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0161 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2019 vintage. Terrific value.

2019 vintage. Terrific value.

Oct 7th, 2022
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 | in smell a sweet impression of ripe fruit, hint of raspberry, very well balanced wine.

Vintage 2015 | in smell a sweet impression of ripe fruit, hint of raspberry, very well balanced wine.

Jan 1st, 2022
Stefan Dolhain

This estate was bought in 2013 by the Cuvelier family (Clos Fourtet and Poujeaux), but the previous owner Sophie Fourcade already made great efforts to improve the wines. This 2018 features a deep red colour, a flamboyant perfume with truffle, red fruit and flowers. Concentrated, with layers of red fruit and spices and a serious tannic structure. Good length too. As this estate (promoted to Grand Cru Classé in the 2012 classification) is still very much under the radar it is great value and worth seeking out for less than 25 euros.

This estate was bought in 2013 by the Cuvelier family (Clos Fourtet and Poujeaux), but the previous owner Sophie Fourcade already made great efforts to improve the wines. This 2018 features a deep red colour, a flamboyant perfume with truffle, red fruit and flowers. Concentrated, with layers of red fruit and spices and a serious tannic structure. Good length too. As this estate (promoted to Grand Cru Classé in the 2012 classification) is still very much under the radar it is great value and worth seeking out for less than 25 euros.

Oct 3rd, 2021
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
Paco Suro

High QPR for this $20 beauty. Approachable. Dry but carries some body weight to it. Going to be fun drinking this over the next decade. A great surprise and delight.

High QPR for this $20 beauty. Approachable. Dry but carries some body weight to it. Going to be fun drinking this over the next decade. A great surprise and delight.

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2022
Sarah C

Perfectly fine at 10 years old. Drinkable but not spectacular.

Perfectly fine at 10 years old. Drinkable but not spectacular.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2017
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