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Château Barateau Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc 2008

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Here's a voluptuous Cru Bourgeous Bordeaux with extended bottle age making it supple and silky soft. Château Barateau dates back to the eighteenth century. The vineyard is on the St. Julien border adjacent to Chateau La Tour Carnet and Chateau Belgrave. It's 58 acres are planted on a beautiful clay-limestone ridge with southern exposure. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the vines average 29 years of age. Traditional Medoc winemaking, with about 3 weeks fermentation on the skins in concrete vats and stainless steel. The wine was aged 12 months in 30% new oak barrels. This wine has deep color and the nose shows notes of cedar, exotic spices, black plums, cherry and cured tobacco. The palate is round with beautiful balance and silky tannins, finesse and complexity. To enjoy a wine like this that's reached a peak of maturity you'd have had to have purchased it young and carefully aged it in your cellar for 8+ years. Well fortunately, we've done it all for you. Don't miss it!!

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Region: France » Bordeaux » Haut-Médoc

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Color: Red
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Château Barateau:
The Château Barateau vineyard existed in the 18th century. Abbot Barateau, priest of Saint-Laurent, came in 1820 to bless the first stone of this winemaking estate. The owners of the time took the blessing to the extreme, giving their château the churchman's name. The service of wine has remained its only creed over the years. The vineyard, planted on a good chalky-clay south-facing hilltop, is... Read more
The Château Barateau vineyard existed in the 18th century. Abbot Barateau, priest of Saint-Laurent, came in 1820 to bless the first stone of this winemaking estate. The owners of the time took the blessing to the extreme, giving their château the churchman's name. The service of wine has remained its only creed over the years. The vineyard, planted on a good chalky-clay south-facing hilltop, is on the road to Saint-Julien. This nicely structured wine attracts the attention of all enthusiasts. Its straightforward aromas, fully blending after five years, make it one of the good Saint-Laurent crus. Cuvee PrestigeThis cru, with a regular quality over several years that is often cited as an example of the likeable products of Haut-Médoc, can display an impressive list of medals, including four gold ones from the Aquitaine regional wine competition. The spectacular recovery of Château Barateau is the work of the Leroy family. To diversify their activities, they decided to invest in wine-growing in 1987. And if the new owners spent a great deal on modernising and rebuilding the estate, they got their reward a few years later, joining the leading producers in the "appelation". Read less

External Reviews for Château Barateau Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/27/2017

Here's a voluptuous Cru Bourgeous Bordeaux with extended bottle age making it supple and silky soft. Château Barateau dates back to the eighteenth century. The vineyard is on the St. Julien border adjacent to Chateau La Tour Carnet and Chateau Belgrave. It's 58 acres are planted on a beautiful clay-limestone ridge with southern exposure. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the vines average 29 years of age. Traditional Medoc winemaking, with about 3 weeks fermentation on the skins in concrete vats and stainless steel. The wine was aged 12 months in 30% new oak barrels. This wine has deep color and the nose shows notes of cedar, exotic spices, black plums, cherry and cured tobacco. The palate is round with beautiful balance and silky tannins, finesse and complexity. To enjoy a wine like this that's reached a peak of maturity you'd have had to have purchased it young and carefully aged it in your cellar for 8+ years. Well fortunately, we've done it all for you. Don't miss it!!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/21/2017

Here's a voluptuous Cru Bourgeous Bordeaux with extended bottle age making it supple and silky soft. Château Barateau dates back to the eighteenth century. The vineyard is on the St. Julien border adjacent to Chateau La Tour Carnet and Chateau Belgrave. It's 58 acres planted on a beautiful clay-limestone ridge with southern exposure. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the vines average 29 years of age. Traditional Medoc winemaking, with about 3 weeks fermentation on the skins in concrete vats and stainless steel. The wine was aged 12 months in 30% new oak barrels. This wine has deep color and the nose shows notes of cedar, exotic spices, black plums, cherry and cured tobacco. The palate is round with beautiful balance and silky tannins, finesse and complexity. To enjoy a wine like this that's reached a peak of maturity you'd have had to have purchased it young and carefully aged it in your cellar for 8+ years. Well fortunately, we've done it all for you. Don't miss it!!



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