barton & guestier

Thomas Barton
Médoc
"Réserve Privée"

Location

France

Region

AOC M├ędoc

GRAPE VARIETIES

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,

 

WINEMAKING

De-stalked grapes – alcoholic fermentation in 3 vats of only 60 hl, vinified at high temperature (28°C). 1 or 2 pumping over per day with a peristaltic pomp, maceration (3 weeks) – malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels.

 

TASTING NOTE

Garnet red with deep purple highlights. Intense, powerful nose of black cherry and blackcurrant. When agitated, strong spicy and liquorice notes appear. Oaky flavours are well integrated. Full, rich, seductive on the palate with present but smooth tannins and a long fruity and spicy aftertaste.

 

PAIRING

Grilled beef, roasted leg of lamb with fresh herbs, tournedos, strong cheeses. Best at 18°C. Decant!

 

KEY FACTS

  • Old vines (over 25 years old), low yield (30hl/ha), hand-picked grapes.
  • Created under the same principles and conditions as a Grand Cru.
  • Vegan Friendly & sustainably farmed: High Environmental Value Certification.

 

AWARDS

  • 95 pts - Gold Medal - Decanter 2020 (vintage 2026)
  • 93 pts - Grand Gold Medal - SMV Canada 2022 (vintage 2016)
  • Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2020 (vintage 2016)
  • 90 pts - Wine Enthusiast 2017 (vintage 2012)

 

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