Wine Château Sainte Barbe

our first vintage…

Château Sainte Barbe

We seek to obtain the best blend of our plots of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to obtain a complex wine, structured, fruity and full of curves thanks to a beautiful maturity of the grapes harvested.

The whole will be supported by a French oak aging of 18 months to provide additional complexity and increased aging capacity.

The dishes elsewhere in the body are in perfect harmony with this wine, such as meats in sauce, red meats and cheeses.

Vin Château Sainte Barbe

Technical Sheet


AOC Bordeaux Supérieur (Except : 2004, 2005 et 2006 AOC Bordeaux)



Grape variety

Merlot (Riparia Gloire de Montpellier), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot


4500 à 5000 vine/hectare


Cordon de Royat


Cold pre-fermentation, then thermoregulated


16 to 18 month  under French oak


10 years

Our publication in the press

Tasting Notes


Yves Beck, 07.04.18

Purplish purple. Intense bouquet marked by roasting; freshly ground coffee and hazelnuts. On the palate, the wine has the support of liveliness, which allows the fruit to express itself. The tannins give a slight sweet note at the end of the mouth and are in adequacy with the acidity. A wine that we can appreciate in its youth, hoping that the fruit manages to break through the nose during breeding.

Tasting period: 2021-2028 Rating: 89/100

Le point Supplément, 24/05/2018

Black fruit, pepper, fruity ripe, very fleshy, smoke note, final a little tight.

Tasting period: 2021-2027

Yves beck – Beckustator – Primeurs 2017

84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Red garnet with purplish highlights. Filigree bouquet, complex, elegant notes of candied fruit. Attack fond, silky.Many of freshness in the mouth. The palate reveals the fruit better than the nose, which is not really a problem. A pleasant wine that can be enjoyed in its youth and has good potential.

2020-2031 Rating: 89-91 / 100, 03/2017

The nose is aromatic, fresh and offers a fine concentration as well as power. It reveals notes of fresh blackberry, wild berries and fine notes of raspberry / fresh red / ripe berries combined with hints of mentholated licorice as well as discrete spikes of green cardamom.

The palate is fruity, juicy, balanced and offers a nice minerality, a good freshness, good acidity, good roundness and depth. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy blackberry, cassis and fine notes of black cherry, raspberry, fresh strawberry / blackberry associated with discreet hints of liquorice, fennel and a discreet hint of wood. The tannins are fine, slightly firm and well led. Good length.
Presence of fine vanilla and toasted tips on persistence.
Rating: 15/20

Gilbert & Gaillard, 04/07/2017

Complex nose, richly fruity, with spicy and floral notes, full-bodied, full-bodied, with fruit and a large tannic structure. Will have to blend, potential.
Rating: 15.5 / 20

Vinogusto, 1/10/2017

A blend of 4 grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot) for this Bordeaux Superior with a pretty deep ruby color. On the nose, ripe black berries, ripe cherries, plum, a slightly confit side. The mouth is full and supple, with lots of material and a nice balance. In the final, a slight sweet sensation that makes you want to come back as soon as possible. It will be a delight with a nice piece of grilled beef.

Yves Beck – Granc Cercle -12/17

Deep garnet red. Bouquet of good intensity, pleasantly fruity with notes of sour cherries and a slight smoke note. Passionate attack revealing the breeding of wine. On the palate the wine is fruity and slightly creamy. It has elegant tannins and a good structure. A wine with crisp fruity, greedy to savor in his youth. From now to 2022
Rating: 87/100

Concours Général Agricole, Médaille Argent, 02/2018

Spicy, ripe black fruit nose, generous mouth, quality tannins
Comments preselections: Dress with beautiful deep color, melted and aromatic woody nose.

Prix Plaisir Bettane & Desseauve, 04/2018

“The nose is powerful, the attack frank and greedy, fruit and pep’s!”

Guide D.V.E, 04/2018

Deep ruby ​​color, still youthful with purplish purple hues, limpid and brilliant, with a certain viscosity, beautiful presentation, seductive, expressive nose, harmoniously blends aromas of juicy black berries (blackberry, black cherry, blackcurrant). blueberry) with liquorice and woody fragrances, the aeration is enriched with notes of stone fruit but also with chocolate, smoky and toasty notes.Very nice fine and racy mouth, the attack is full, round and fleshy it restores perfectly the little black berries bursting with sun from the nose, with the evolution we have a more powerful wine with a beautiful material that integrates without difficulty the tannic structure.The whole enjoys a nice balance and it is the feeling of harmony This is even more important if the finish is a little firmer, and on the second part of the mouth are notes of aging that are still going to be tied in. A fairly long finish on spices, chocolate and vanilla.”
D.V.E. : Bordeaux Superior with a quality material it will still settle. Good representative of the appellation
Rating: 89/100

Guide Dussert-Gerber 2018, 2019 04/04/2018, 05/09/2018

Here is a beautiful Bordeaux Superior 2015, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc on alluvial soils (clay, silica, gravel), colorful, a pretty dark red color, with a broad bouquet, with liquorice and blackberry aromas, with well-melted tannins, where black cherries and palate humus are intertwined

Wine Patriot, Antoon Laurent, 22/06/2015

Tasting notes for 2014: “Menthol, currant, fresh mouth, appetizing finish” 88/100

Yves Beck – Beckustator – Primeurs 2014

Purple garnet. Spicy and floral bouquet. Notes of grenadine. Attack nice, charming. The wine does not have much depth but it has a nice touch and balance. Fine tannins, slightly grainy, and elegant structure that has enough vivacity to guarantee evolution. Good persistence of the final. Bravo, Good gurgling.

89 in 2013 and 87/88 in 2014

Guide D.V.E, 04/2017

Deep ruby ​​color with hints of cherry bigarreau, limpid shiny, with a certain viscosity. Short and multiple tears on the walls. The clean nose develops fruity flavors (ripe and even slightly jammy red and black fruits), notes of Zan and above all a woody register where fragrances on the cocoa bean, ground coffee and roasting are fully expressed. . The aeration adds notes of slightly macerated stone fruits but also chocolate notes and sweet spices. On the palate it is a Bordeaux Superior of a good concentration with a full attack, full, velvety, where we find these flavors of fruit liqueur. Evolution has a more robust wine, even if the feeling of harmony remains in place. Quality tannins are present and well integrated in this opulent flesh. The whole is of a good balance between the sap and these woody notes (cocoa, spices, chocolate)
D.V.E. : Bordeaux Superior of high flute already pleasant but which has possibilities to evolve favorably
Service Temperature: between 16-18 ° C. Duration of Care: in 4 to 5 years – Rating: 89/100

Yves Beck – Cercle Rive Droite

Ruby red with light purple hues.
Filigree bouquet, fruity and mineral touches.
The appetizer is fond and of good intensity.
The body is balanced and reveals well integrated tannins, in synthesis with the structure.
A wine of good quality, to drink in its youth but has a little potential for keeping.
Now-2023. 87/100

Le guide Hachette des vins 2018

A beautiful aromatic expression (slightly candied fruit) for this seductive wine.
A soft and round attack opens on a palate of beautiful concentration; tannins still a little tight reinforce and promise a good aging ability.
Guard: 2020-2025
Food & wine: Beef stew

Guide Dussert-Gerber 2017, 04/04/2017

The 2014 has very ripe black fruit and spicy notes, classic mouth, full-bodied and fat, tannins well present and melted at once, a vintage already charming but very good.

Vinogusto, 01/09/2015

Winner Vinogusto tasting committee of September 2015. 15/20 – A very nice bottle, a little above the lot. Deep and concentrated dress. Very aromatic nose of black berries, roasting and spices. A full mouth, with fine tannins, acidity, and an alcohol not yet fully integrated. Long finish, lively, spicy. A bottle that deserves 2-3 years of patience and will probably show a good aging potential. Nice!

Guide 2017, 21/2015

“The wine has a beautiful deep red color, the fruit is ripe, the tannins are velvety, a dense and balanced vintage.”

Guide Dussert-Gerber 2018, 2019 07/09/16, 05/09/19

The 2013, with silky tannins, subtle and ample bouquet (violet, prune), a very balanced wine of mouth, is all in roundness.

Guide D.V.E, 06/2016

Dress still ruby, deep with reflections on cherry bigarreau, bright and limpid, with a certain viscosity, beautiful presentation. The nose is expressive and elegant, it develops aromas of jammy red and black fruits (cherry, blackberry, strawberry); Then come farmhouse touches reminiscent of the cocoa bean, coffee with milk, roasting and sweet spices (vanilla). Nice mouth, we are pleasantly surprised with a full, full and fleshy attack that restores a crunchy fruity expression. The evolution shows a greater power and concentration for our greatest pleasure, the flesh has no difficulty in integrating tannins still present but quality. The whole is racy and although still a bit firm we can promise him a bright future. At the end of the mouth are notes of mocha, chocolate, roasting and sweet spices that persist on the finish.
D.V.E. : Bordeaux superior that has everything a big.


Guide Hachette 2016, 09/2015

“Born on the palus on the banks of the Garonne, 18 months old, this 2012 impresses from the start, as much by the depth of its purple-colored dress as by the power, the harmony and the complexity of its nose; as it aeration, it releases notes of red fruit, spicy woody and even fresh leather.At the onset, the mouth reveals a frame both generous and elegant, evolving on a plot of cocoa tannins tight but mature The woody enhances the whole with the desired discretion A lasting harmony “Pinnacle suggested: 2018-2021, Suggestion of greedy agreement: Cote de boeuf

Médaille d’Or au Concours Agricole Général de Paris, 23/02/2015

Beautiful dress doll, nice nose fine and distinguished, beautiful intensity, complex mouth, pretty tannins well melted.

Revue du Vin de France – Spécial millésime 2012, 10/2014

Exceptional success.
A lot of color but a fine extraction on a frank, full and gently wooded fruit. Gourmand and structured, this is the image of a good classic Bordeaux.


Bernard Burtschy. Le Figaro club vin, 2013

A beautiful burgundy beautifully built on the merlot, good length. Pretty success.

Guide des vins D.V.E, 03/2015

Deep ruby color of a beautiful youth with purplish purple shades, limpid and brilliant; we appreciate its jamb on the walls of the glass. The nose has charm and finesse, it is very supportive and harmoniously combines fruity flavors (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cherry and blueberry) with liquorice and woody fragrances. The aeration confirms its aging which is expressed on tones of mocha, ground coffee, roasting but also on toasted and toasted fragrances. In the mouth, very nice attack, of a good volume, ample and velvety, which restores the fruits which express themselves with sharpness and precision. The evolution is seductive with a fine and polished material that incorporates tannins present (but of quality) that will melt without difficulty. The whole is harmonious, racy, with a lingering finish of blackcurrant, spice, mocha, cocoa bean and toasty notes.
Rating: 89/100

Gault et Millau

A generous yet massive wine. A fresh, fleshy mid-palate, adding depth to the fruity and roasted character of the wine.
Rating: 15/20

Vinogusto, 06/10/2014

A cherry dress supported. A very concentrated nose that combines the aromas of wood, pepper, red fruits and black fruits. On the palate, the tannins are fine and silky. The wine is powerful, warm and persistent. All enhanced with a nice touch of acidity. Very well.
Rating: 16/20

Guide Dussert-Gerber des vins 2016

Nice Bordeaux Supérieur 2012, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with a strong color, soft and well-balanced tannins, a blackberry nose, a harmonious and persistent mouth.

Les bonnes affaires du vin 2016, Gerbelle & Maurange, RVF

A delicious upper Bordeaux with a woody seductive and flattering nose and mouth. His beautiful material is full and dense with length. You will appreciate this modern and well-developed wine.

Guide Hachette 2015, 05/09/2014

“Some reflections of evolution in the dress of this 2011. Nose intense and frank, especially marked by woody nuances: roasted coffee, grilled almond and even a touch of cedar. On the palate, jammy fruit bursts under the woody, always dominant. A full-bodied and rich wine, with strong tannins, still alive, needs to blend. Character. “
To drink: 2016-2020 ideal on rib steak.

Revue du Vin de France – 2015, 08/2014

We already enjoyed the simple red burgundy. A notch above, in a more flattering register, the expression is marked by the softness of the barrel with an elegant and suave matter. Spicy style in the finish.
Note: New Talent – 15.5 / 20

Decanter, 11/2013

“Black fruits, with intense extraction and tannins more evident than many in the tasting. The fruit goes on to fall, black variety, with blackberries, quetsches, rich fruit fruit compotes, 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Directed by Antoine Touton. Bordeaux Superior well known, and with reason. To drink between 2013 and 2020 »

Prix des Vinalies, 12/2013

“His dress is black with purple hues. The nose is intense and pleasant, with notes of vanilla, coffee and roasting. The palate is very concentrated, with tannins still young and drying. Forget this wine in your cellar for a while. “

Guide des vins D.V.E, 12/2013

“A dress still ruby with some violet notes witnessing a beautiful youth, limpid and bright, tears on the edge of the glass. Very engaging nose; we appreciate the successful marriage between the fruity aromas (raspberry, cherry, blackberry, sloe) and woody aromas that take the tones on the cocoa bean and roasted toasted notes. We appreciate in this nose a well-controlled breeding that does not crush the fruit and lets it express itself. We have a full, full, velvety and fleshy attack with a crunchy fruitiness. The evolution although more powerful is harmonious, the material is fine and racy with a tannic structure is still present but of good quality. The whole is attractive, enveloping and of a good volume; we appreciate its good aromatic intensity and the purity of its fruit to a slightly firmer finish in which we find these farm notes and spices.

1001 Dégustations, 03/03/2014

“Dark dress heralding aromas of coffee and roasting. The breeding is marked, it must be allowed a little time to blend. Potential. “

Gault et Millau

The level goes up in this property that starts to talk about it. We like the approach tender with a fine structure nothing framing the whole. The fruit is voluminous and ample while keeping a beautiful precision. It is a very beautiful work!
Nose: Fruity, Woody – Palate: Velvety red, fleshy –

Care: Between 4 and 8 years old Note: 15/20

Guide Dussert-Gerber 2017, 07/09/16

“Excellent 2011, with aromas of ripe raspberry and pepper, very good structure, a beautiful color with purple hues”.

Le point – Bordeaux, le millésime 2011 – Le guide de Jacques Dupont 

Ripe red fruits, floral note, freshness on the nose, fleshy, small tannins lively, powdery, tasty and long.
Rating: 14.5 / 20 To be enjoyed 2015 – 2017


Le Grand Classement des Vins de Bordeaux, Rémy Poussart, Avril 2016

Crystal clear and brilliant ruby color. Expressive nose of spices, pepper, macro cherries. Expressive mouth well balanced with strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. An elegant wine, nice and well built.
Length on notes of smoked bacon.
Rating: 15.5 / 20

Le Grand Classement des Vins de Bordeaux, 09/01/2015

2nd of Bordeaux Superior rated with a price / quality ratio of 3 Hearts
To be tasted: 2014-2025
Rating: 16/20

Gerbelle & Maurange – Sélection des vins à moins de 20€ de la RVF 2013, 02/10/2013

“Very intense, offering a delicious expression of ripe fruit and a breeding of very good quality. The palate is soft, long and tasty. A delicious wine of immediate pleasure, which will also evolve with charm. “
Rating: 16,5 / 20 – New Talent

Bernard Burtschy. Le Figaro club vin, 2010

“Soft, charming, pretty material, sweet. “

Gault et Millau

All the ingredients together for a nice Bordeaux wine. Red fruits like cherry, a fluid texture, soft tannins, an affordable aromatic range.
Nose: Fruity, Spicy
Palate: Light red, fine, crisp
Guard: Less than 4 years old
Rating: 14/20

Guide Hachette 2012, 17/07/2013

«… Bordeaux lamprey lovers will not hesitate within two years to serve this 2009 intense purple, which exudes warm aromas of candied black fruits, blackcurrant liqueur and spices. Ample and fleshy, this wine rests on a dense and coated tannic structure, to find in the finish the expression of blackcurrant. “

Gerbelle & Maurange – Sélection des vins à moins de 20€ de la RVF 2012, 17/07/2013

“It is placed in the top three of the appellation thanks to its concentration and its generous material. With a fine delicacy of aromas and tannins, the touch of the mouth is powerful and delicate. A beautiful harmony. “
Note: 15.5 / 20 is the 2nd best mark.

Jane Anson, 11/04/2010

Still very impressive for this upper Bordeaux belonging to Mr. Antoine Touton.
Beautiful fruit and fresh finish. Slightly drying tannins at the end of the mouth, but enough fruit to soften them, an alluring touch of liquorice.
Rating: 91

Hervé Pennequin. Fine wine le Journal, 11/06/2010

Heart stroke. Intense nose wine with aromas of cocoa and vanilla. It offers a beautiful persistence with ripe black fruit notes. Its depth is superb in the mouth with a lot of amplitude, fat and volume. Its tannins are very fine and races with notes of cocoa and a very present touch of licorice. It is a racy wine with excellent balance.
Rating: 93

Bernard Burtschy. Le Figaro club vin, 11/06/2010

Very dark dress, ripe nose and spicy, in the mouth beautiful material, long and full, superb, liquorice finish, beautiful breeding.
Rating: 91/93

Le Guide Hubert des Vins 2011, 11/06/2011

Obtaining 5 glasses in “THE GUIDE HUBERT OF WINES” – Edition 2011.
Either the highest appreciation: “Superb elegant nose of ripe black fruits …”

Vino Magazine – 05/10/2011

Château Sainte Barbe 2009 with a deep robe. Very nice nose releasing multiple aromas of black berry liqueur and especially cassis but also spices and mocha. Attack woody and fleshy. Palate benefiting from an amazing fruity depth and a well adapted tannic structure.

Grand Jury Européen, 13/07/2012

Château Sainte Barbe 2008 received the best rating (5 *) proposed by the Grand Jury Européen during the tasting in March 2012 Le Cercle Rive Droite 130 wines including Pomerol and St Emilion.

Andreas Larsson, 09/08/2012

Video of the tasting 

Lauréat du prix Talent des Bordeaux Supérieur 2010 Château Sainte BARBE 2007, 01/06/2007

Bordeaux Superior Vintners Association awarded Château Sainte Barbe 2007 the 3rd prize for the best wine of the year. Janice Robinson and Bernard Burtschy were on the jury.

Le Grand Classement des Vins de Bordeaux – Millésimes 2007, 09/01/2015

“Ruby color, dense, almost black. Nose of black fruit marmalade. Rich and balanced palate only with black fruits. Vanilla material with paprika and nutmeg. Length liquorice, aniseed, smoked, spicy and grilled. Tasted during the first quarter of 2011. “
2nd of the Bordeaux Supérieur rated
To be tasted: 2012-2020
Rating: 15.4 / 20

Gilbert & Gaillard, 24/06/2011

“Dark garnet color, tiled reflections. Pleasant nose with subtle vegetal and roasted accents. Silky palate with beautiful mature and concentrated matter, which does not seduce its aromatic richness. A blooming and charming Bordeaux. “

Gilbert & Gaillard, 02/04/2014

“Sustained dress. Classic nose of ripe red and black fruits, with slightly smoky notes. A fleshy style, quite fleshy, melted, presenting a good balance. The fruit gives way to a more woody finish. To be savored on a roast beef. “

Guide Hachette 2008, 03/02/2008

Château Sainte Barbe 2005 was awarded two stars (remarkable wine). “This wine continues to keep its two stars from one year to another, a proof of its example of regularity. Composed of 20% Cabernet grapes, Merlot from a clay soil dominates this vintage with its dark red color that gives more spicy and resinous flavors associated with ripe red fruits. Volume, roundness, fruity: the palette is durable, structured with solid tannins but coated the lingering finish leaves a smooth burgundy impression. This wine can wait two or three years. “

Revue du Vin de France – Juin 2005, 12/05/2005

In May 2006 the program “La Revue du Vin de France confirms its good opinion of Château Sainte Barbe 2004 carrying our wine 3-4 stars and considers Château Sainte Barbe as a rising value and an interesting wine to watch.”