Château Bernadotte is a little Haut-Medoc gem that proves great value can be found in Bordeaux – if you know where to look.The vineyards lie just outside of Pauillac, not far from those of Grand-Puy-Lacoste. Here the soils are a mix of gravel, clay and sand. Bernadotte certainly has a Pauillac-esque quality to it: flavors of rich red cherry and spicy tobacco wrapped in velveteen tannins. But unlike top Pauillac wines (like Lafite or Latour), Bernadotte doesn't need decades before it's ready to drink.
I've been working through a whole case of this and will surely get another when I'm done. Decant for an hour plus. Lose a few at the back of your wine fridge since this only going to get better in the next few years.