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Bernadotte 2010

SubregionLeft Bank
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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BT12 \ 6 150220.001290 NM15024.44444490.0090.00Bernadotte0.7510
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Tasting Notes

It was recently announced that Louis Roederer had sold this estate to the Far East and this 2010 should encourage its new proprietors that this estate can produce very fine Bordeaux. The 2010 was very promising in barrel. Now in bottle, it offers a very refined, almost understated nose that has been “tempered” during maturation, even though those cedar and pencil shaving notes are still present and correct. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It is very well balanced with a touch of spice on the entry, fine weight in the middle and a classic, rather austere, graphite finish. It might lack the finesse of a top growth, but there is good substance and “solidity” to this Bernadotte. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, March 2013

Recently sold to a Chinese entrepreneur, in 2010 this estate produced a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot. The wine is deep and clearly a sleeper of the vintage, with loads of fruit, glycerin and extract. Its excellent purity and loads of spice box as well as red and black currants make for a delicious, impressively endowed wine to drink over the next 10-12 years.

A member of the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Medoc.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

A balanced and friuity wine with mineral, dried flowers and berries Medium to full body, with fine tannins. 50 Cabernet Sauvignon and 50 percent Merlot.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2011

Deep garnet colored, the 2010 La Bernadotte opens with a beguiling perfume of plum preserves, blueberry compote and blackcurrant pastilles plus hints of potpourri and dried lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a fair bit of chew defining the muscular black fruits, finishing with a lively lift. 2020 - 2033

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (March 2020), March 2020

Dark crimson. Scented with just the slightest hint of green. Sweet start and very luscious. Dramatic and crowd-pleasing with real potential for development. Neat finish. Shiny and should be VGV.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011

This Haut Medoc property is situated just outside the boundary of the Pauillac appellation. It is owned and managed by Pichon Lalande and has the same wine-making team. Always a reliable, good value cru bourgeois. 51.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48.5% Merlot. Aged in 33% new oak. 37% relegated to the second label. Sweet strawberry and raspberry fruit. Fleshy and supple, this is a 2010 that will be approachable at an early age. Nicely done.

Farr Vintners, April 2011

The nose is packed out with rich black fruits with cassis and black cherry very much to the fore. The sweetness on the mid palate is underpinned by tannic firmness but they feel ripe. Towards the back the blueberry charm has a floral character.

Derek Smedley MW, April 2011

Good smooth fruit, good tannins, shows the closeness of the vineyards to Pauillac. Drink 2015-22.

Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2011
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The 2010 is a solidly made, atypically powerful La Bernadotte from the owners of Pichon-Lalande. It displays notes of white chocolate, cedar, black currants and strong earthy undertones. Medium-bodied and fresh, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

A blend of 51.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48.5% Merlot clocking in at 13.7% alcohol, this has a lifted, quite assertive nose with blackberry, a touch of briary, cedar and pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly grainy tannins, just a little hardness at the moment but that should dissipate by the time of bottling. It is a little austere and conservative towards the finish but very good weight. Masculine. Drink 2013-2020. Tasted March 2011.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2011
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