2011 Chateau BernadotteBlend from France
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- 90 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
90 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
Bright full ruby. Captivating aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, coffee and minerals. Juicy, supple and concentrated, with very good flesh for the vintage buffered by harmonious acidity. Finishes with a firm acid/tannin spine and lingering red berry, mineral and floral nuances. An outstanding showing for Bernadotte; the higher clay content of its soils and a generally later-ripening site allowed the grapes to reach maturity levels that were uncommon even in more famous estates. This tasting confirms my original Primeurs impression that the 2011 Bernadotte is one of the vintage's great buys.
90 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla|