THOMAS BARTON RESERVE SAINT-EMILION 2016, 75 CL
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
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.