About Chateau Barateau 2008 Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc
Here's a voluptuous Cru Bourgeois 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!!