Ch. Bernadotte Haut Medoc 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 03-Dec-2012
Cru Bourgeois owned by Pichon Lalande under Louis Roederer umbrella. 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, from 35 ha at Saint Sauveur, near Pauillac. 14.0% alc. Full and even, purple-hued ruby-red, youthful in appearance. Classical blackcurrant and ripe dark plum aromas are integrated with violetty florals, along with underlying charry oak and nuances of dark herbs. The bouquet is attractively soft, elegant and accessible. A little gaminess emerges in the glass. Medium-full bodied, penetrating flavours of blackcurrant and spicy dark plums feature with toasty oak, and some funky animal elements unfold with air time. The tannins are fine, supple and ripe, providing a linear drive and smooth flow. A concentrated and tight core becomes more apparent, leading to a firm, long and nuanced finish with oak spices. Some savoury, char-like brettanomyces is present and grows in the glass. Match with slow-cooked game meat over the next 8-10 years. (375 ml) 17.5-/20 Dec 2012 RRP $22.95

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