Barton & Guestier Macon Villages 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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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 Macon Villages

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
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 Macon Villages

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Snooth User: CestMoi
25336158
1.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/16/2013

One glass


Snooth User: Juri  Spiridonov
10660243
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/06/2012

Two glasses


Snooth User: mrsrhampton
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/01/2013

I really enjoyed this wine. Nicely spiced, deep berry fruits and well balanced. Good wine for the price and I would definitely take it to a dinner party. Beautiful with red meat and fowl.


Snooth User: makoppel
44494390
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/28/2011

Not a huge fan of rosé wines, though liked this one.


Snooth User: runrobrun
70347958
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/24/2011

Clean, crisp, not bad

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Quite good

Snooth User: ricar62
58965741
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/24/2010

The best wine excellent round !


Snooth User: ricar62
58965741
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2010

Five glasses


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External Reviews for Barton & Guestier Macon Villages

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: 2009 10/15/2009

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 jammy note. The finish is long, perfumed and elegant. Pair with white meat, roasts and strong cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
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 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 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 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.


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<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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