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Chateau Bernadotte 2014, Classic Old School Claret

‘the [Bernadotte] 2014 is gorgeous.’ - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017, 91/100

Chateau Bernadotte has seen quite a bit of investment over the last few decades contributing to a steady rise in reputation. This is therefore a remarkable wine considering the price, a Haut-Médoc in name with Pauillac aspiration.

The Haut-Médoc is home to the 'famous four' Bordeaux appellations of Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien and this classic claret dances on the edge of Pauillac. Chateau Bernadotte 2014 is just over a kilometre away from Mouton Rothchild; produced from the same coveted gravel, with Cabernet Sauvignon at its core and rounded out by Merlot it has terrific freshness and classic grainy tannins, an old school Claret.


Bernadotte 2014


2014 was a great vintage in Bordeaux allowing terroir to shine and the Chateau Bernadotte 2014 offers refinement, elegance with a great structure. The acidity is particularly bright with freshness a hallmark along the length of the palate. The tannins are nicely shaped, although firm with a two to three year period needed for a further softening. That said, this wine is sensational with food so no need to wait.

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