Barton & Guestier Merlot Premier 2007

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

This well-focused French red shows black cherry, meaty and herbal notes typical of the varietal, in a round, soft package that has just enough grip to accompany food. Fresh and flavorful, it's made for drinking now, at a price that invites you to imbibe freely.

Add winemaker's notes

Vintages


+ Vintage
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Barton&Guestier:
  Barton & Guestier has a rich history, dating back to the 18th century. Thomas Barton founded his wine-shipping company in 1725, quickly rising to unparalleled levels of success. By 1747, he was considered Bordeaux’s best shipper, and he was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. In 1802, Hugh Barton, Thomas’ grandson, formed a partnership with Daniel Guest... Read more
  Barton & Guestier has a rich history, dating back to the 18th century. Thomas Barton founded his wine-shipping company in 1725, quickly rising to unparalleled levels of success. By 1747, he was considered Bordeaux’s best shipper, and he was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. In 1802, Hugh Barton, Thomas’ grandson, formed a partnership with Daniel Guestier, a French trader, to create Barton & Guestier, now the oldest wine merchant established in Bordeaux. While the company was established in Bordeaux, that’s not where the winemaking ends - it is present in numerous other regions in France, including Loire Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhone Valley, Provence, Languedoc, Gascony, and Corsica. This diversity of production grants it a universal appeal, allowing distribution in 130 countries. Laurent Prada, the company’s head winemaker, works in partnership with about 150 winegrowers in France to produce consistent, high-quality wines sourced from all over France. Read less

External Reviews for Barton & Guestier Merlot Premier

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This well-focused French red shows black cherry, meaty and herbal notes typical of the varietal, in a round, soft package that has just enough grip to accompany food. Fresh and flavorful, it's made for drinking now, at a price that invites you to imbibe freely.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

On the red side, B&G offers an elegant, claret style in the '95 Vin de Pays d'Oc merlot. It hits the right notes with its soft,chocolate-scented fruit, and it finishes with pleasant earthy tannins rather than the sweetness you'll find in many merlots in this price range. B&G is back, offering reliable French wine at fair prices, a major accomplishment in and of itself.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

Light tannins provide a chocolate-textured richness to this soft Merlot - good choice for burgers or pepperoni pizza.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A dry red wine from the Languedoc with a dark ruby color, fruity aromatics, and soft flavors on the palate.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Exploding with raspberry and blackberry aromas and notes of pepper and spice. Light-bodied and balanced; perfectly accompanies beef and cheese.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A straightforward, medium-bodied Merlot, with earthy smoked bacon notes mingling nicely with plum and sweet berrylike flavors. It is crisp, with moderate tannins and a pleasant finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Smooth and fairly fleshy, with red plum and cassis, and flaovrs of coffee and chocolate on the finish.



Photos

1 2

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Merlot Top Lists








Snooth Media Network