THOMAS BARTON RESERVE MARGAUX 2014
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 mentioning the name of the shipper and the appellation.
Classification: Appellation Margaux Contrôlée
Region: Situated about 25 kilometres north of Bordeaux. It is the southernmost of the village appellations in the Médoc
Grape Varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot
Soil: Hillocks of fine Garonne gravel
Climate: Oceanic, mild and humid
Vinification: De-stalked grapes- alcoholic fermentation in vats at 30-32°C with daily pumping over- maceration
(3 weeks) – malolactic fermentation in vats – ageing in French oak barrels for 12 months (of which 30% new oak barrels).
Viticulture: Low yields, hand tending, careful selection and minimal interference in the natural ripening of the grapes . Hand picking of the grapes.
Appearance: Deep intense ruby colour.
Nose: Elegant nose combining black and red berries, tobacco, cinnamon and mint hints when agitated.
Palate: Fine and delicate wine with velvety tannins, some nice mouth flavours and a long aftertaste (fruity and spicy). Enjoyable already !
Food Matches: Fillet of beef, roasted saddle of lamb with fresh herbs, chicken breast stuffed with black mushrooms – Best between 16°C and 18°C.
Wine list comments: Charmer, round, opulent, fruity, with a velvety structure. This lovely wine will charm all the amateurs of Margaux.