Château Bernadotte 2009, Haut-Médoc

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"The finest Château Bernadotte made to date, this 2009 is an undeniable sleeper of the vintage. Composed of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, it reveals a dense purple colour along with a big, sweet kiss of black cherries, blackcurrants, charcoal, and spice. With layers of fruit, decent acidity, freshness, and precision, and an opulent, fleshy, succulent style, it should drink easily for a decade or more. Drink 2010-2020. 90-92 Points"
Robert Parker

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Haut-Médoc
Vintage: 2009
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Robust
Drink With: Entrecôte aux cèpes

The grapes were picked by hand by a team of 75 pickers. The sorting of the harvest was carried out in the field so that only the best quality grapes entered the winery. Vinification took place in 23 large, temperature controlled, stainless steel vats and malolactic fermentation occurred in vat. Château Bernadotte was aged in 30% new French oak barrels for about 14 months.

From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
Good full red. Redcurrant, mocha and cedary, smoky oak on the ripe nose, with a hint of peppery lift. Lush, ripe and concentrated, offering a dense, thick texture for this wine and a hint of salty herbs. Nicely subtle and perfumed in the mouth. Finishes with suave tannins and sneaky length. A sleeper of the vintage, for drinking over the next 15 years. 90 Points

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