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Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Contrôlée 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

All the wines have been selection by the winemaker fo Barton & Guestier and its winemakers team. The winemarkes work in partnership with almost 250 vinegrowers all over the greatest French wine growing regions and have chosen among this comunity 30 partners in the Langedoc, in Gascony and in Corsica to create new B&G varietals.

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

Editorial Reviews for Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Contrôlée

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/19/2014

Huge apple, raisin and walnut aromas greet the nose with an underlying buttery brioche richness to them. Less opulent in the mouth than the nose suggests, this shows fine acids supporting fruit that is fairly ripe with an edge of aged complexity emerging early on the palate and lingering right through the moderately long finish. the fruit, very apple toned with a baked edge, is enlivened by the bright acidity here but it retains some heaviness and caramel from its time spent in wood. 85pts


Member Reviews for Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Contrôlée

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
4.30 5
Vintage: 2011 05/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: runrobrun
70347958
3.00 5
02/24/2011

Clean, crisp, not bad

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Quite good

Snooth User: WillMartin
1020180376
3.50 5
01/17/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: WillMartin
1020180376
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/17/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Bayce
1998703
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/16/2009

Meh. Medium and relatively undistinguished fruit and spice. Little finish of note. Not actually bad, but at the price, no star. Fat? I think not.


Snooth User: wimes
60218668
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/06/2010

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/11/2009

Lovely salmon pink in color. Honeycomb, raspberry aromas, with a strawberry and raspberry palate. A hair off dry--so very nice with spicy foods.


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External Reviews for Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Contrôlée

External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/12/2011

Cherry color with violet highlights. Lovely perfumed bouquet with wonderful fruit (raspberry, blueberry) mixed with floral and spicy notes. Attractive on the palate, with smooth tannins and a slightly


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 09/19/2011

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


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

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


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Tasting Notes:

The B&G Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lovely ruby red colour, and an intense nose of plum and blackcurrant, with delicate toasty notes. The palate is silky and long with plenty of fruits and hints of vanilla.

<p>This wine is a full-bodied Red Bordeaux blend. It has a fruit scent with notes of oak and vanilla. Recommended to pair with poultry, red meat, or cheese and serve between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius.</p>

Closure: Cork

Notes: 50% in French oak & 50% in American Oak


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