Chateau Bernadotte, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Medoc 2010 (1x75cl)
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot | Cabernet Franc | Petit Verdot
Bottle Size: 75cl
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|Further stock available in 5-10 days|
Product Code: FRBD0445B10S
Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their January 2019 edition panel tasting review of Haut-Medoc Bordeaux 2010 (see blue link below).
Chateau Bernadotte Cru Bourgeois 2010 - January 2019 Decanter review
"Strong new-wood aromas lead to a palate that is layered with firm tannins, a polished toast character and a sufficient ripe blackberry flavour to balance. This 2010 bottling shows that this is a chateau to watch. 92 points." Wine Enthusiast.
It has also received strong reviews from Wine Spectator (90 points) and James Suckling (90 points).
Formerly known as Chateau Fournas, this estate was renamed Bernadotte in 1997 after a past owner, Marshal Bernadotte, who was the Sovereign Prince under the rule of Napoleon I. Madame de Lencquesaing, owner of Chateau Pichon Lalande at the time, acquired Chateau Bernadotte in 1997 and proceeded to renovate every aspect of the estate.
The breakdown of the grapes used in Chateau Bernadotte (in 2010) was as follows: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Their vines are on average 25 years old.
Vinification takes place in stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks. Malolactic fermentation is then allowed to take place in tank before the wine is aged for 12-18 months in French oak barrels (30% new wood).
This wine offers a clear, dark red colour. The nose generously expresses notes of chocolate, cassis and cedar to give a very refreshing touch. On the palate, the wine shows a beautiful tannic structure that is also complex, fine and of great aromatic richness.
This wine will be drinking well between 2018 and 2025.