2010 Barde-Haut Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • NM 93
  • JL 93
  • JS 92

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Reg: $66.52

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Readers looking for an exuberant nearly flamboyant exceptionally well-made St.-Emilion should check out this effort from the Garcin family which has done such a fabulous job with their Graves Haut-Bergey and Pomerol... 2010: Readers looking for an exuberant nearly flamboyant exceptionally well-made St.-Emilion should check out this effort from the Garcin family which has done such a fabulous job with their Graves Haut-Bergey and Pomerol Clos l'Eglise. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a beautifully situated vineyard near Troplong Mondot and Trottevielle this cuvee reveals terrific fruit on the attack mid-palate and finish. Abundant cassis and black cherry characteristics are presented in a juicy savory broadly textured style. The vintage's freshness precision and zesty acids give uplift to a big opulent fleshy wine. Consume it over the next decade or more.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Dark and dense showing lots of fig anise and blackberry aromas and flavors with plenty of graphite driving through on the finish. This has serious density and range. -J.M.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Barde-Haut 2010 has a ripe nose of mulberry blackberry and cassis with a touch of crushed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with a lot of very ripe Merlot fleshy sweet... A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Barde-Haut 2010 has a ripe nose of mulberry blackberry and cassis with a touch of crushed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with a lot of very ripe Merlot fleshy sweet fruit that is lacking just a little freshness and tension towards the finish. This was a very late malolactic that means the sulphur is denuding brightness a little at this stage hence my plus sign. God knows how it tasted like to those critics who sampled it in early March.
JL 93
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc scents of licorice chocolate covered black cherry and espresso pop from the glass. Luxurious and mouth filling with a minor touch of heat in the otherwise long lush... From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc scents of licorice chocolate covered black cherry and espresso pop from the glass. Luxurious and mouth filling with a minor touch of heat in the otherwise long lush licorice and ripe black plummy finish.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is very concentrated with a treacle tart and chocolate character. Almost raisiny. Full and velvety.
JJB 95
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
90% merlot 10% cabernet franc. 18 months in 80% new oak. I had the chance to taste this wine back in March in San Francisco when it was still going through malolactic fermentation. Now it is beautiful offering aromas of... 90% merlot 10% cabernet franc. 18 months in 80% new oak. I had the chance to taste this wine back in March in San Francisco when it was still going through malolactic fermentation. Now it is beautiful offering aromas of violet and rose with blackberry liquor blueberry and fresh black cherry on the nose. Silky and supple with smooth tannins this is simply delicious. Drink upon release and over the next 15 years. Excellent!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010

Label

Chateau Barde-Haut is a blend of Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%) from vines with an average age of 35 years. Fermentation takes place in a combination of wooden vats, concrete vats and stainless steel tanks. The vines are hand-picked and aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Winery

Barde-Haut

Chateau Barde-Haut is a 17-hectare estate located at the extreme east of the village of Saint-Emilion with its vineyard forming a natural amphitheater with a southern exposure. The soil is very typical of Saint-Emilion, mainly composed of clay which on a layer of chalk.

The property was bought in 2000 by Sylviane Garcin-Cathiard, whose family also owns Clos L’Eglise in Pomerol, Chateau Haut-Bergey and Chateau Branon in Pessac Leognan. Significant investments have been made in the cellar and all work is done by gravity to ensure the grapes are well respected.

Chateau Barde-Haut was promoted to Grand Cru Classe in the 2012 classification of Saint-Emilion wine and is one of the rising stars of Saint-Emilion.