2012 Cuvée Chloé : *.... with a privailing percentage of merlot, aged in oak barrels during 18 th months, this wine offers a smoked and vanilla oakyness toghether with delicate hints of black fruits. The palate is rich, concentrated with a right oakyness, with silky tannins and a touch of freshness..."
2010 Cuvée Chloé : ** Coup de Coeur ... wonderfull wine. Elegant, powerfull… fine and equilibrated oak taste…a wine of character… to be kept down.”
2008 Cuvée Chloé : ** "…deep crimson tint, with a generous nose of red and black ripen berries lightly oaked in spite of the 18th months aged in oak barrels. Since the attack, a superbe sensation of chillness fills an huge, mild and round palate providing balance and length. A georgious wine…"
2009 White wine : *… a seducing wine due to the richness of its aromas of acacia flowers and the chillness of its fruitness (white peach, passion fruit) with hint of green almond but also due to its structure in mouth, its concentrated and soft substance…
2005 Cuvée Henri : *** Merlot (75 %) and Cabernet make up this deeply expressive wine : a complex bouquet in which fruit yields to elegant oak accented with coco, coconut and spice. The palate marries fatness, volume and silky tannins and leaves a seductive impression of concentration with a long finish.
2012 Blanc Sauvig : "A nice pale yellow color , very aromatic wine with smell of boxwood and Broom, very fruty ; a great floral freshness, long lasting in the mouth. Great."
2011 Red tradition :"A supple and fat wine, with a silky but full- bodied mouth ; do not hesitate”
2010 Cuvée Chloé : "...A deep crimson color, with ripe and fat tannins, dominated by leather, raspberry and blackcurrant, fleshy as we like…"
2010 Cuvée Henri : "Deep red color, full-bodied with a lot of tipicity, gorgeous, with supple tannins and a noze dominated by cinnamon…"
2009 Tradition : "Very elegant and structurated, with rich and velvety tannins ; a real aroma harmony. A wine wich gathers refinement and richness, with very good aging capacity."
2010 Tradition : "An elegant and smooth attack, fleshy, powerfull and long lasting aromas based on red fruits ; a soft and harmonious wine."
2010 Cuvée Léa : " …Aged in new French oak barrels, both elegant , full-bodied, fat and delicate ; aromas of acacia flowers…"
2009 Tradition : "Structurated, very elegant, with rich and smooth tannins …with delicate aromas ; a wine which associates both elegance and richness ; a wine which good aging capacity."
2008 Tradition : "Deep red colour, powerfull with fine noze bazed on smoke and plum ; with strong but smooth and fine tannins ; well balanced, perfumed ; a wine which can age.
2007 Cuvée Henri : "Excellent wine, round, smooth, long lasting with deep aromas of red fruits. A fat, harmonious and very seducing wine."
2006 Tradition : "With a noze of small red fruits (redcurrant) this vintage is full body wine, whith a rich and long lasting mouth. It starts to open itself. Nice wine."
La Revue du Vin de France
2010 Cuvée Chloé : "Among the best wines....elegant fruit flavours, powerfull and round at the same time. Long lasting on the palate. A real velvet juice!"
2009 Cuvée Chloé : "Among the great successful wines. Very good result as far as aromas and taste. This wine is meaty, racy and long on the palate. A vintage with a lot of personality."
2006 Cuvée Chloé : "A very strong powerful nose, full and structurated on the palate, very elegant tannins and a well made finish."
GUIDE DES VINS GILBERT & GAILLARD 2014 - 2010
2013 White sauvignon : 86/100
"…Fine noze of white fruits (apple, pear) with hints of citrus (lemon and grapefruit) mixed with flavor of broom and white small flowers. Nice attack with a blooming of aromas(both slightly acid and floral)..."
2012 Tradition : 84/100
"...Strong noze of very ripe red fruits with hints of mashed wild strawberry and over ripe raspberry... The attack is round, generous and well perfumed. You feel red and black fruits flacvors... A perfect harmony in fatness and round, fat tannins..."
2012 Cuvée Henri : 89/100
"...Flavors of both black and red fruits in perfect hrmony with fine toasted and oaky ones with hints of sweet spices (vanilia and cinnamon)...the attack is ample, round and very perfumed... Long lasting in the mouth with hints of cacao, moka cake and roasting..."
2012 Cuvée Chloé : 89/100
"...Noze of cacao, moka cake , coffee...domination of fruit aromas with hints of raspberry, blackcurrant and cherries.. A generous , smooth and seducing mouth due to the equilibrium of the freshness of its fruity aromas combined with fineoaky and vanillia ones. Very charming and delicate wine.
2008 Cuvée Henri : 86/100
Very nice young colour. Fine toasted and oaky noze, with hints of ripe forest fruits. Well-rounded and full-bodied mouth ; a perfect harmony in fatness, fine tannins and both fruity, oaky and long lasting aromas. Wine of Character.
2006 Tradition : 81/100
"Deep color. Fruity noze (ripe plum). A charming and smooth wine full a fresh fruits.To be drinken in a white meat or red one."
MAGAZINE MILLÉSIMES 2009
This magazine has classified Château Berthenon "premier grand vin du Blayais"
2006 Léa White : "Very well made whithe wine, aged in oak barrel with full of aromas and hints of amonds and citrus fruits on the palate."
2006 Tradition : "Excellent wine, with a deep red colour, a nose of small red fruits (currant), a rich and persistent mouth,, a well balanced and strong wine."
MAGAZINE MILLÉSIMES 2010
This magazine has classifyed Château Berthenon, for the 2nd time as "the first great wine of Blaye" in its classification.
2007 Tradition : "Excellent wine, with a rich, smooth and persistent mouth ; deep aromas of red fruits. Welle balanced and elegant wine."
2006 Tradition : "Has a noze of small red fruits (currant). This wine is well balanced with a rich and persistant mouth. It starts to open itself ."
2009 Cuvée Chloé : "…a wine which gathers elegance, power…a very nice wine…"
2008 Tradition : "…deep color, full body which a smoky and plum nose ; strong but elegant tannins, well balanced…"
2007 Cuvée Henri : "Exellent wine ; round and fate in the mouth. Long lasting red fruit aromas. A well balanced wine."
MAGAZINE SOMMELIERS INTERNATIONAL 2014
2012 Cuvée Henri : Visual aspect :dark and very dense ruby. Nose : unveilling scents of little black fruits blackcurrant,) mixed with toasted notes of wood (toast, vanilla) . Palate : powerful and structured, with good balance, crispy tannins and fresh flavours. Finish suggesting a good ageing ability. A great wine...."
2012 Cuvée Chloé : Visual aspect : a deep, radiant red colour. Nose : liquorice with hints of zan. Palate : fulness, tannin well-incorporated in this lively wine. Superbe !