scored this wine: 90/100
Although I find it very difficult to pick a favorite wine or region, if I had to, it would be Bordeaux. Like every region, it has its share of boring wines; however, the 2009 Chateau Bernadotte is exactly the reason why I love Bordeaux. The color expresses its youth; an opaque center and a ruby mini skirt that slightly stains the glass, which then reveal it’s sexy legs of 13.5% alcohol. The young wine’s powerful perfume displays it’s French elegance with black currant, black berries, and pencil shavings. Although youthful with medium-high tannins, it certainly is approachable today with a nice level of acidity and silky texture asking you to go back for another taste. Will pair perfectly now with a steak bordelaise, but can be laid to rest. Well worth the $43 at NSLC. Sante!