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2010 Barde-Haut Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA91
  • JL91
  • NM91
  • JS91
  • WS90
  • JR
  • AL

Reviews

WA91
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... 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.
JL91
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.
NM91
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.
JS91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is very concentrated, with a treacle tart and chocolate character. Almost raisiny. Full and velvety.
WS90
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.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Blackish purple. Very rich start on the palate then tarry - like licking a road! Bitter finish. Over extracted? Shame because I love their new carbon-neutral winery!
AL
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!

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