Nicolas Badel in the Press

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93 Point
Nicolas Badel Intuition 2015
Josh Raynolds, 4/1/18

Bright purple. Ripe black and blue fruit and violet scents are complemented by an incense quality that builds in the glass. Seamless, concentrated blackberry, cherry liqueur and candied licorice flavors show excellent clarity and no rough edges. Velvety tannins build steadily on a very long, sweet, expansive finish that leaves a juicy blue fruit note behind.

92 Point
Nicolas Badel Saint-Joseph Les Mourrays 2015
Josh Raynolds, 4/1/18

Deep vivid ruby. Intense aromas of cassis, blackberry, olive and licorice, lent urgency by a smoky mineral topnote. Pliant and appealingly sweet, offering concentrated dark berry liqueur and floral pastille flavors and an enlivening note of black pepper. Finishes very long and spicy, displaying excellent, dusty tannins and an echoing licorice note.