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 points | Ian D'Agata,

Chateau Bernadotte takes its name from a previous owner, Marshal Bernadotte, who had connections to royalty. Marshal Bernadotte was appointed the Sovereign Prince by Napoleon I. In December 2012, Chateau Bernadotte was sold to the King Power Group. The 35 hectare Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Bernadotte has a terroir of gravel and sand with some clay in the soil. On average, the vines are 25 years of age.


Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Chateau Bernadotte
SKU BD3511