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Anthony C., PANJAS.
Testimonial posted on 23/01/2012
Vintage: 2001 *****
"Very pleasantly surprised, very good wine, long finish, aromas of red fruit... I highly recommend"

SNOOTH • snooth.com

Château Le Bernat is the enchanting story of a meeting between two wine lovers with a shared passion for a life in viticulture within the small Saint-Emilion valley. Since the summer of 1999, Liliane and Pierre-Jean Le Roy have invested heavily, and in so doing revived, the elegant Château Le Bernat and its surrounding six hectares of vine. The Vineyard’s rich soil hosts both the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, with some sections of the Château’s former variety of vine having been established for more than 60 years upon the clay-limestone slopes of Puisseguin Saint-Émilion. Under Liliane and Pierre-Jean’s stewardship the vine has been subject to the most professional and meticulous of care, involving a particular balance of drainage, training of the vines and double Guyot pruning. Recent investment has included the introduction of stainless-steel thermal controlled vats of small capacity for partial vinification within the Château’s cellar facility. The wine storehouse and the farm building have been restored since 1999, achieving a precise and mastered process of barrel maturation (new barrels for a first vintage and renewed at the rate of 30% each year). Yield sizes and accuracy in the maturation of the grape have been enhanced through the regular and methodical thinning of leaves on the vine, the green harvesting and manual collection of the fruit in season. After three years of management under the Banton & Lauret Company, the vineyard is now exclusively directed by Alexandre Candido the Cellar master and Jean-Philippe Fort the Oenologist consultant in Michel Rolland laboratory. Over the last ten years, Liliane and Pierre-Jean Le Roy have come to learn and experience their soil, facilitating its fulfillment and harnessing its balance and intricacy with nature. In so doing the Le Roy’s have perfected their brand of wine making at Château Le Bernat. Every bottle of vintage from Chateau Le Bernat, tells a story of passion, and dedication to winemaking through which its proprietors are realizing their own dreams. A vitality for mastery in viticulture can be tasted in every bottle, enjoyed at every table, from each and every vine of Chateau Le Bernat. –

Description from dvoristanac

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Patrick Dussert-Gerber Guide

Château Le BERNAT

This 6-hectare estate situated on clay-limestone soil is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon vines that are 37 years old.  Harvests are done by hand with sorting and no outside yeast is added for its 25 days of fermentation.  Lovely Vertical with this Puisseguin Saint-Emilion. 2009 Vintage. A deep color, aromatic (ripe blackcurrants, pepper), a dense, well-structured and fleshy wine.  Very well balanced and very promising, the 2009 has a complex nose dominated by fresh fruits with nuances of spice and truffle in the mouth. Nicely structured with a lot of elegance. Very balanced, generous. Lovely 2007.  A beautiful and intense color and well supported.  Beautifully balanced in the mouth.  Rich and velvety.  Very smooth 2005 with an intense nose of ripe red berries and earth.  Fleshy and generous, colorful, spices on the palate, very successful, Bronze Medal in 2007 in Paris.  The 2004 received Silver Medal in 2006 in Paris with notes of spice and earth and smooth tannins on the finish is rich and velvety.  The 2001 Vintage tastes great.  Ample and fragrant, with notes of cooked berries and earth. Full-bodied, smooth tannins and very structured at the same time.  On the whole, very good, therefore, no hesitation!


Le Bernat 2003 is a red wine, made by Le Bernat. Its origin is Puisseguin-St. Émilion in Libournais, Bordeaux, France. It is a Red Bordeaux blend and is produced from the 2003 harvest.

Wine Spectator gave a rating of 80-84 out of 100 to the 2003 Château Le Bernat Puisseguin-St.-Emilion



Pierre-Jean Le Roy is the author of The Verticals of Saint Emilion, a collection of acrostic poems in honor of the noble wines of the appellation.  His wine? Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Sauvignon – almost an original, as Cabernet Franc is often privileged in the Libourne area.  A dense and brilliant robe, a discrete bouquet of red fruits where one can discern strawberry, the tannins are smooth and ripe, full in the mouth with a nice roundness that leaves an elegant impression on the finish.  One can appreciate it right now or keep it for 2 to four years.



“This ‘Girondine’ property was constructed under Napoleon III by Canadian carpenters.   Her vines are very French and in 2006 began to produce grapes with a very deep color.  The bouquet evokes original notes of clove, smoke and black cherries.  The palate is supple with very typical silky tannins.  A wine to appreciate young.”


Château le Bernat, a great Bordeaux wine – A wine composed of Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon – A viticultural tradition...


2005 vintage
color: Red
character: Fresh and gourmand
Food pairing: Warm entrées, cheeses, white meats, red meats

Bordeaux Wines

Advised by Michel Rolland, Chateau Le Bernat is a quality wine aged in oak barrels in the appellation of Puisseguin-St-Emilion.  Exceptional quality/price ratio.

Le Point - May 2011

VINTAGE 2010 : Red berries, supple, delicate, not too much extracted mouth, wine pleasant young, perfumed well, not too much extracted, sucker. 14,5

UWS score (Universal Wine Score: average rating given by 26 professional wine critics i.e. Robert Parker, Revue du Vin de France, wine spectator, quarin, Hachette...)

2004    86/ 100

2003    84/ 100

2002    86/ 100

2001    86/ 100

1999    85/ 100


Chateau Le Bernat Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion 2004 is a vintage that received the highest average rating.

Frédéric Zantman « Drink with Fred © », Wine sourcing & Intl Wine Consulting

"The first time I met Liliane, Nathalie and Jean-Pierre Roy, I was touched by their simplicity, kindness and enthusiasm. I was seduced by the sweet harmony of the wines we tasted together. The memory of an amazing vertical tasting with wines that speak and moment after moment and are real olfactory surprises. The 2004 and 2005 are perfect to enjoy together if you have the opportunity..."