2011 Barde-Haut Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92
  • NM 92
  • WA 90

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has solid flesh with plum and cherry compote notes framed by a lightly taut plum skin edge. There's good spice through the finish. Well-extracted but not overdone.-J.M.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Bright ruby. Austere but refined nose of cassis minerals and cedar. Tight and linear on the palate with a strong mineral overlay to the flavors of blackcurrant blackberry and aromatic spices. Very precise laser-like... Bright ruby. Austere but refined nose of cassis minerals and cedar. Tight and linear on the palate with a strong mineral overlay to the flavors of blackcurrant blackberry and aromatic spices. Very precise laser-like delivery of fresh fruits and minerals on the long finish which also shows a persistent note of violet. Another very good wine from Hélène Garcin in 2011: less extracted than in years past and more graceful and charming.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Barde Haut 2011 has a ripe bouquet of black cherries cassis and violets gently smothered in judicious creamy new oak that does not impede the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It has a sensual... The Barde Haut 2011 has a ripe bouquet of black cherries cassis and violets gently smothered in judicious creamy new oak that does not impede the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It has a sensual smooth texture attractive purity and a fine grip towards the finish that is long and spicy. Modern for sure and well made. Tasted April 2012.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
A beautiful effort from Helene Garcin, the 2011 Barde-Haut is dominated by Merlot blended with Cabernet Franc. It boasts an impressively saturated plum/purple color as well as an attractive bouquet of creme de cassis... A beautiful effort from Helene Garcin, the 2011 Barde-Haut is dominated by Merlot blended with Cabernet Franc. It boasts an impressively saturated plum/purple color as well as an attractive bouquet of creme de cassis, sweet cherries and bluer, mountain-like fruit. With good crunchiness, vibrant acidity, a sweet core of red and black fruits and medium body, this sleeper of the vintage should drink well for a decade or more. Normally this is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. - Robert Parker
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 90% merlot 10% cabernet franc. The compact bouquet expresses mostly stone and minerals with fruit aromas subservient to the structural notes. Fresh flavors of cherry compote are intense tangy and vibrant. Some... Planted to 90% merlot 10% cabernet franc. The compact bouquet expresses mostly stone and minerals with fruit aromas subservient to the structural notes. Fresh flavors of cherry compote are intense tangy and vibrant. Some mellow tannins come into play underneath the slightly viscous texture in the background. The finish is juicy as the tannins become spicy and peppery all reined in by that vibrant acidity. Give the components 3-5 years to harmonize and enjoy through 2025. From the Garcin portfolio. Tasted twice.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2011

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.