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2000 Château Bernadotte

ITEM 8568624 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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****Decanter Magazine (stars)

Restrained ripe fruit, harmonised with elegant smokiness. Refined palate. Sufficient depth underneath full fruit tannin structure. Will evolve well.


Château Bernadotte

Château Bernadotte is in the commune of Saint Sauveur. It takes its name from its early 19th century owner, Jean Bernadotte, who had a long and distinguished career in the French Military under Napoleon I. In an odd historical twist, Bernadotte later became King of Sweden when the Swedish King died without an heir and the Swedish government decided to put a strong military leader on the throne. In 2007 Château Bernadotte was acquired by Louis Roederer Champagne House. Today the 90-acre estate produces about 120,000 bottles annually. The second label is Château Fournas Bernadotte.


France, Bordeaux, Haut-Médoc

Bordeaux is the world’s most famous fine-wine producing region. Even non-wine drinkers recognize the names of Bordeaux’s celebrated wines, such as Margaux and Lafite-Rothschild. Located near the Atlantic coast in southwest France, the region takes its name from the seaport city of Bordeaux, a wine trading center with an outstanding site on the Garonne River and easy access to the Atlantic. Like most French wine regions, Bordeaux’s first vineyards were planted by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, then tended by medieval monks. Aristocrats and nobility later owned the region’s best estates and today estates are owned by everyone from non-French business conglomerates to families who have been proprietors for generations. Bordeaux has nearly 280,000 acres of vineyards, 57 appellations and 10,000 wine-producing châteaux. Bordeaux is bifurcated by the Gironde Estuary into so-called “right bank” and “left bank” appellations. Bordeaux’s red wines are blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. It also makes white wines of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. There are several classification systems in Bordeaux. All are attempts to rank the estates based on the historic quality of the wines.


2000 Château Bernadotte

Owned by Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande