Bernadotte 2015

SubregionLeft Bank

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Bordeaux2015BernadotteBT2501135.00cs90 NMAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Bernadotte shoots above my expectation. It has a clean and fresh bouquet with plenty of appealing graphite notes. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky black fruit sprinkled with black pepper, good length and nicely focused. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Score: 90Neal Martin,, July 2019

Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 La Bernadotte feels a little smudged on the nose at first, although it gains clarity in the glass and develops attractive pressed flower scents with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, plenty of dusky black fruit laced with black pepper. Though there is just a touch of oak to be absorbed on the finish, this should turn into a decent Haut-Médoc. Tasted September 2017. Drink Date 2020 - 2030

Score: 88Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (233), October 2017

The 2015 Bernadotte has a lovely, lilting redcurrant and cranberry-scented bouquet, the oak nicely integrated, fresh and lively with tobacco coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite light for this vintage, but balanced, with a "breezy" brambly red berry finish. Easy-going Haut-Médoc.

Score: 87/89Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

This has a very plush and slightly spicy palate with earthy notes as well as a gravelly, slightly leafy edge. The palate has a very composed core of fine, long tannins that finishes with gently grippy freshness. Try from 2021.

Score: 91James Suckling,, February 2018

The 2015 Bernadotte is a tasty, hearty wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the fruit remains vibrant. Hints of spice, licorice, tobacco and herbs add nuance to this attractive, midweight Haut-Médoc. 2018 - 2023

Score: 87Antonio Galloni,, February 2018

Tasted blind. Warm, ripe and curranty. A tad too sweet and alcoholic but a good effort at this quality level. Hot on the end and green beforehand.
Drink 2022-2028

Score: 15.5Jancis Robinson MW,, February 2019

Deep ruby with a sweet damson and bramble fruit nose. The palate is rich, chalky and dense, with powerful ripe black fruits. Hints of spice and smoke come through on the finish of this plump, plush and juicy effort.

Score: 16Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, February 2018

One of the stand out Cru Bourgeois I was able to taste is the 2015 Château Bernadotte which checks in as 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot, aged 12 months in one-third new barrels. It’s a terrific, floral, seamless, medium-bodied beauty that offers fine tannin, a silky texture, and integrated acidity. It shows the purity of the vintage and should drink nicely for a decade or more. 2018 - 2028

Score: 90Jeb Dunnuck,, November 2017

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