Barton & Guestier, Thomas Barton Réserve Privée, Médoc, Bordeaux, France, 2012
Thomas Barton Réserve Privée
Regional Trophy: Red Bordeaux Regional Trophy
48.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
The beautifully elegant nose has pronounced leather and mocha coffee with some dark fruit, with a palate of intense dark cassis, mulberry and blackberry fruit, very well concentrated with just the right amount of tannin to give great structure, and lovely cedar hints in the long finish, classic.