2015 Chateau Bernadotte

Year: 2015
Appellation: Haut Medoc
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 88
James Suckling: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Jeff Leve: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :

"Fresh, with nice lift to the cassis and cherry paste flavors. Shows a sleek, polished structured and a bright streak of iron through the finish. Drink now through 2022. 14,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

"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." (WA)

"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." (JS)

"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. " (JD)

"Formerly the property of one of Napoleon's generals, this estate is now performing impressively after renovations. This wine is richly structured and packed with black fruits. Dark tannins vie with black currants and ripe spice in this wine that will age well. Drink from 2024." (WE)

"Medium bodied, with, sweet, dark red fruits, tobacco and a hint of earthy nuances. This is already drinking well. with dusty, drying tannins and dark fruit finish. 1318 Views Tasted May 21, 2018" (JL)