The company’s founder, Thomas Barton left his native Ireland in the beginning of the 18th century and emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old. As a true adventurer he founded his wine-shipping company in 1725. Very quickly, his efforts brought an unbelievable level of prosperity and by 1747, Thomas Barton was considered Bordeaux’s number one shipper and his loyal clients nicknamed him “French Tom”. He was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. In 1802 Hugh Barton, his grandson and successor, teamed up with Daniel Guestier, a French trader, to create Barton & Guestier which is today the oldest wine merchant established in Bordeaux.
Contents of Case
• 1 x Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - An intense nose of plum and blackcurrant, with delicate toasty notes. The palate is silky and long with plenty of red fruit and hints of vanilla. Pairs particularly well with Beef and Veal.
• 1 x Reserve Chardonnay - Straw gold yellow. Fine and elegant nose mixing white fruit aromas, like pear and quince, with vanilla notes. Fruit driven on the palate, the attack is fresh, followed by a round and supple texture. Flattering oaky notes appear on the aftertaste. Can be enjoyed as an aperitif.