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AOC WinesThomas Barton Réserve

Thomas Barton Réserve Saint-Emilion

Bordeaux | Appellation Saint-Emilion Contrôlée

Grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes:

Deep red colour with ruby highlights. Expressive nose full of red berry aromas (strawberry, raspberry) as well as cocoa notes when agitated. Harmonious, with ripe fruit flavours (blackberry jam) and rich in soft tannins. Long and smooth finish.

Food matches: Duck breast “Vigneronne”, medallion of Monkfish in a St Emilion sauce.
Best between 16-18°C.

Serving temperature: 16-18°C (61-65°F)

Winemaking: Traditional winemaking methods with a minimum of 6 months of ageing in French and American oak barrels. De-stalked grapes – Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in vats. Regular rackings (every 3 months) and fining before bottling.

Soil: Limestone covered by clay, sand or gravel.
Climate: Oceanic, mild and humid.
Aging: 6 months of ageing in American oak barrels (of which 50% new)

Vegan friendly

Press review and awards

Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018 (USA) June 2018


Words of sommeliers

Raimonds Tomsons


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Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018 (USA) June 2018
92 Points
(vintage: 2015)

Spring Tasting 2017 - Mundus Vini, The Grand International Wine Award (Germany) February 2017
Mundus Vini, Spring tasting 2017 – Germany.
(vintage: 2015)

The Wine Orbit - Sam Kim (New Zealand) December 2015
5 Stars & 93 Points This merlot dominant red is fabulously fragrant on the nose displaying dark berry, cedar, vanilla and bouquet garni characters, followed by a stylish palate that is concentrated and finely textured, and offers silky flow to the finish. The wine is wonderfully structured by polished tannins, making this a superb food partner. At its best: now to 2022.
(vintage: 2012)

Berliner Wine Trophy (Germany) January 2015
(vintage: 2011)

Decanter Asia Wine Award 2013 (Hong Kong) October 2013
(vintage: 2011)

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (UK) May 2013
Bronze Medal - Médaille de Bronze
(vintage: 2011)

www.cheekycooks.com - Nathasha (Ireland) February 2013
Celebrate worldwide Irish Connections this St. Patrick's Day with Thomas Barton! Thomas Barton Réserve Saint-Emilion has a lovely bouquet dominated by black cherry. It starts out full on the palate, going on to reveal good balance with opulent tannin and a long finish. It is the perfect accompaniment to poultry such as duck and a white fish like monkfish, so make sure to treat yourself to a tasty meal to accompany this fabulously rich wine.
(vintage: 2010)

Wine Enthusiast - R. Voss (USA) August 2012
Buying Guide: 88 Some wood aging gives this Merlot-dominated wine a full structure, with attractive tannins and juicy black fruits. It is ripe, full-bodied and very approachable now.
(vintage: 2010)

Selections Mondiales des Vins 2012 (Canada) June 2012
(vintage: 2010)

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard - Gilbert & Gaillard (France) February 2011
Note : 84/100 Robe soutenue. Nez mêlant fruits rouges confiturés, fruits macérés, notes boisées. Un millésime de corpulence moyenne affichant une certaine fermeté, on retrouve les tanins du bois. Style classique, un peu austère qui conviendra à une viande rouge. Deep colour. A mix of jammy red fruits, macerated fruits and oak notes on the nose. A medium body wine displaying a measure of firmness and more of the oak tannins. A classic style wine, a tad austere, that works best with red meat.
(vintage: 2007)

Top 100 Best of Bordeaux - Coup de Coeur (Belgium) October 2010
Selected in Top 100 "Best of Bordeaux" !
(vintage: 2007)

Selections Mondiales des Vins 2010 (Canada) June 2010
(vintage: 2007)

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2010 (Belgium) May 2010
(vintage: 2007)

100 Best Today's Bordeaux (Korea) February 2010
Selected in "100 Best Today's Bordeaux" - Korea
(vintage: 2006)

Guide Hubert 2009 - (French Restaurant Guide) (France) June 2009
Selected in Guide Hubert : 4 stars
(vintage: 2006)

Wine Enthusiast (USA) March 2009
Buying Guide Rating: 87"A ripe, smooth, smoky wine, in which the fruit is dense, almost sweetly rich. Spicy wood is a strong component, going right above the berry fruit flavors. This is an immediate, fruity, ready-to-drink wine."
(vintage: 2006)

The Wine Guide - Andreas Larsson - Best Sommelier of the World (France) January 2009
"Young, dark and bright purple, good purity of fruit, dark berries, a slight touch of oak and spices, fine grip on the palate, elgant and medium-bodied with nice purity, freshness and length."
(vintage: 2006)

Limerick Post - Andrew Carey (Ireland) December 2008
... something new and wonderful this Christmas..."There is an elegant bouquet to this St Emilion, that is heavily dominated by some black cherries. Full on the palate, it evens to a good balance of fruit and savoury tones offering good length to finish."
(vintage: 2006)

Bordeaux Op Zn Best 2008 (Netherlands) May 2008
Selection in "2008 Bordeaux Abordables" - Bordeaux Op Zn Best.
(vintage: 2005)

Mundus Vini (Germany) September 2006
(vintage: 2004)