Tasting the 2016 recently, it was easy to see the similarities with nearby $80+ wines like Grand-Puy-Lacoste—an easy walk from Bernadotte’s door. The nose is absolutely packed with Pauillac character: aromas of cassis, mocha, graphite, and blackberries. On the palate, the flavors recall its famed neighbors, but the tannins are less intense, allowing the ripe dark fruit, Tahitian vanilla, baking spices, and hints of pipe tobacco to mingle luxuriously on the palate.
Château Bernadotte has always been an insider’s pick for great value in Bordeaux. Long owned and run by the team behind Pauillac Second Growth Pichon Lalande, they reached another level in 2015, when new owners brought Hubert de Boüard, the star behind Château Angélus, on board as the consulting winemaker.
"This has aromas of boysenberries and dark berries with a wealth of bracken and gently tarry aromas, too. The palate has a fresh, fleshy and quite concentrated feel with fine tannins that hold the finish long. A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Try from 2023." James Suckling 93 points Drink 2021-30
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