Named after the “maréchal d’empire” Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, who under Napoléon’s time was asked by the Swedish people to succeed their king, the estate was ironically bought in 1973 by the Swedish group Curt Eklun.
Redberry and blackcurant fruits with notes of violets and spice. Elegant and generous with a good tannic structure and good length.
The 2014 Bernadotte is dense, plush and inviting. Succulent red stone fruit, pomegranate and expressive floral notes are all fused together in this deep, pliant Haut-Médoc. The 2014 is best cellared for another year or two, as the tannins are a bit firm today and the oak needs to fully integrate. Even so, the 2014 is gorgeous- 89 pts Antonio Galloni, vinous.com