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This wine is the ultimate homage to Thomas Barton who came to Bordeaux from Ireland in 1725. He quickly became the most important
wine merchant in Bordeaux having built a solid reputation among faithful customers all over Europe, who recognized his expertise and
know-how. The spirit of Thomas Barton has been perpetuated in this prestigious wine.
The packaging reflects the classic elegance of the 18 th century: a typical “flacon bordelais” bottle – a short capsule – a long cork – and a
sober label mentionning the name of the shipper and the appellation.


Classification: Appellation Saint Emilion Contrôlée
Region: Situated on the right bank of the Dordogne river, near Libourne and Pomerol
Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Soil: Limestone covered by clay, sand or gravel
Climate: Oceanic, mild and humid
Vinification: De-stalked grapes – Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in vats – 6 months of ageing in
American oak barrels (of which 50% new). Regular rackings (every 3 months) and fining
before bottling.


Appearance: Deep ruby with violet highlights.
Nose: Riche and complex nose of ripe cherry and redcurrant mixed with some minty and toasty
notes when agitated.
Palate: Harmonious, well balanced, with a velvety texture. An explosion of fruit with a long
aftertaste with vanilla and tobacco aromas.


Food Matches: Duck breast “Vigneronne”, medallion of Monkfish in a St Emilion sauce. Best between 16-18°C.
Wine list comments: This wine shows its personality, a harmony between the grape variety and it’s “terroir”. Harvested at full maturity, it will reveal its full potential in the coming months.