Great Value Drinking - 2007 Bernadotte
Almost 20 years ago one of the biggest names in Pauillac, Château Pichon Lalande, acquired a then little known Haut-Médoc château called Bernadotte. Since then, they worked tirelessly to turn it into a name that is synonymous with consistently excellent and reliable wine designed for immediate enjoyment.
Using Pichon Lalande’s extensive knowledge and expertise, Bernadotte has become a wine that delivers each vintage and, with its resolutely sensible pricing strategy, it is often one of the bargains in any given year.
2007 is a Bordeaux vintage that is perfect for drinking now as it offers a primary fruit core interlaced with classically mature aromas and flavours, even at this early stage. So the arrival of a parcel of 2007 Bernadotte was one that we were eagerly anticipating and when it had finally landed in our warehouse this morning, we couldn’t resist opening another bottle as we had loved it so much when we first tasted it in January. Its black fruit core is balanced by an earthy intensity making for a complete and complex palate which is at a perfect point of maturity.
In the 2007 Bernadotte, Pichon Lalande’s expertise has clearly not gone unnoticed, with Decanter Magazine describing it as a “good Pauillac-style Médoc with more ripeness than many”.
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2007 Château Bernadotte
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“Medium ruby, slight fade at the rim. This has a nose of ripe red and black cherries, layered with light cedar and mushroom notes and a hint of smoke. The palate is soft, smooth and round with the fine and supple tannins fully integrated into the wine. The black fruit core is balanced by an earthy intensity making for a complete and complex palate which is at a perfect point of maturity. The savoury fruit character and light smoky undertones linger on the finish to make this a classic and moreish wine at a price point that makes it truly superb value for money.”
“Deep colour, full and really good spicy, plummy fruit, tannins still quite firm, but good Pauillac-style Médoc with more ripeness than many. Drink 2012-18.”