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Château Bernadotte

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2023
90
Flowers, tobacco, spearmint, and currants blend together to form this medium-bodied, juicy, fruit-filled, firm wine that leaves you with a refreshing, herbal, edge that rides along with its red berries. Drink from 2026-2038. 89-91 Pts.

Flowers, tobacco, spearmint, and currants blend together to form this medium-bodied, juicy, fruit-filled, firm wine that leaves you with a refreshing, herbal, edge that rides along with its red berries. Drink from 2026-2038. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
89
Medium-bodied with ample ripe, dark red fruits, soft tannins and floral accents, but with a bit too much wood in the finish. If the oak becomes better integrated, this could be quite tasty. Drink from 2025-2037. 88-90 Pts.

Medium-bodied with ample ripe, dark red fruits, soft tannins and floral accents, but with a bit too much wood in the finish. If the oak becomes better integrated, this could be quite tasty. Drink from 2025-2037. 88-90 Pts.

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2021
86
Initially you notice a light touch of oak, along with its core of bright red fruits and dried flowers. The finish, with its oak and salt masks the red fruits on the backend. Drink from 2024-2032.

Initially you notice a light touch of oak, along with its core of bright red fruits and dried flowers. The finish, with its oak and salt masks the red fruits on the backend. Drink from 2024-2032.

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Light, soft and fresh, the fruits are easy to like in this medium-bodied, forward, red berry filled wine, finishing with an herbal, savory edge to the crisp red fruits. Drink from 2023-2029. 86-88

Light, soft and fresh, the fruits are easy to like in this medium-bodied, forward, red berry filled wine, finishing with an herbal, savory edge to the crisp red fruits. Drink from 2023-2029. 86-88

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2020
90
With a bit of oak to resolve, the wine is soft, round, and creamy on the mid-palate, and in the finish, which is perfect here, as it allows the sweet, black currants to come through easily from the start to finish. Drink from 2023-2038.

With a bit of oak to resolve, the wine is soft, round, and creamy on the mid-palate, and in the finish, which is perfect here, as it allows the sweet, black currants to come through easily from the start to finish. Drink from 2023-2038.

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The nose with its cherry pipe tobacco, currants and cedar notes is quite nice. Medium-bodied, with a shot of juicy black currants and tobacco on the palate and plenty of chewy, ripe, earthy, lively fruits and cedar in the finish are good now, and will be even better with 5-6 years of age. This is the best Bernadotte I have tasted in years. 88-90 Pts

The nose with its cherry pipe tobacco, currants and cedar notes is quite nice. Medium-bodied, with a shot of juicy black currants and tobacco on the palate and plenty of chewy, ripe, earthy, lively fruits and cedar in the finish are good now, and will be even better with 5-6 years of age. This is the best Bernadotte I have tasted in years. 88-90 Pts

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2019
90
Medium-bodied and already focused on showing off its blackberry and plummy core of fruits with its accents of tobacco leaf and espresso. Soft, round and approachable, this is showing much better in bottle than it did in the barrel. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it should be even better. 2023-2034.

Medium-bodied and already focused on showing off its blackberry and plummy core of fruits with its accents of tobacco leaf and espresso. Soft, round and approachable, this is showing much better in bottle than it did in the barrel. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it should be even better. 2023-2034.

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Medium-bodied, juicy, fruity, tobacco-tinged and bright, with a crisp, lifted, earthy finish. Give it a few years in the cellar. 86-88 Pts

Medium-bodied, juicy, fruity, tobacco-tinged and bright, with a crisp, lifted, earthy finish. Give it a few years in the cellar. 86-88 Pts

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2018
88
A mild touch of toffee along with red fruits are easy to find on the nose and palate. Soft, medium-bodied and easy to like, with a cherry and spicy red currant finish, give this a few years to fill out and it could be even better.

A mild touch of toffee along with red fruits are easy to find on the nose and palate. Soft, medium-bodied and easy to like, with a cherry and spicy red currant finish, give this a few years to fill out and it could be even better.

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Medium bodied, tobacco-tinged, crisp, red berries, with an earthy, bright finish. 86-88 Pts

Medium bodied, tobacco-tinged, crisp, red berries, with an earthy, bright finish. 86-88 Pts

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2017
89
Tobacco, cedar and bright red fruits load you up. The wine is medium bodied, soft and forward, with gentle tannins and a smooth, bright, fruity finish.

Tobacco, cedar and bright red fruits load you up. The wine is medium bodied, soft and forward, with gentle tannins and a smooth, bright, fruity finish.

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2016
87
Light in color, medium-bodied and on the spicy red fruit range, this needs to be opened in its youth for the maximum amount of pleasure.

Light in color, medium-bodied and on the spicy red fruit range, this needs to be opened in its youth for the maximum amount of pleasure.

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Loads of tobacco, earth and cassis going on here. Medium-bodied, classic in nature, as the fruit is ripe and there is depth. Salty tannins in the end note add complexity.

Loads of tobacco, earth and cassis going on here. Medium-bodied, classic in nature, as the fruit is ripe and there is depth. Salty tannins in the end note add complexity.

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2015
87
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.

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.

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Medium bodied, with dusty, drying tannins and dark fruit finish. 83 - 85 Pts

Medium bodied, with dusty, drying tannins and dark fruit finish. 83 - 85 Pts

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2014
87
Filled with sweet black cherries, licorice and espresso, this medium-bodied wine is slightly dry on the finish. 86-88 Pts

Filled with sweet black cherries, licorice and espresso, this medium-bodied wine is slightly dry on the finish. 86-88 Pts

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2012
85
Medium bodied with a tart side to the red berry, dominated wine. 84-86 Pts

Medium bodied with a tart side to the red berry, dominated wine. 84-86 Pts

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2010
89
Bernadotte - Blending 51.5% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Merlot, the wine opens with cassis and sweet black cherry balsamic scents. Medium bodied with dark berries and cassis in the finish, this should drink well on release. 88-90 Pts

Bernadotte - Blending 51.5% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Merlot, the wine opens with cassis and sweet black cherry balsamic scents. Medium bodied with dark berries and cassis in the finish, this should drink well on release. 88-90 Pts

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2009
90
Ripe, soft, dark berries, spice and earth. This crowd pleasing style of wine will deliver a lot of pleasure early in life. This is the best wine I've tasted from Bernadotte.

Ripe, soft, dark berries, spice and earth. This crowd pleasing style of wine will deliver a lot of pleasure early in life. This is the best wine I've tasted from Bernadotte.

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2005
87
Fully mature, soft textured, medium bodied wine with loads of cedar and tobacco surrounding the bright, red, spicy, earthy fruits. There is no need to age this any longer, but it will be around for at least another 5-8 more years.

Fully mature, soft textured, medium bodied wine with loads of cedar and tobacco surrounding the bright, red, spicy, earthy fruits. There is no need to age this any longer, but it will be around for at least another 5-8 more years.

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