2016 Barde-Haut Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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In Stock: 24+ btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Dec. 2019

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VN 96
Vinous, January 2019
Readers will find a rich, flamboyant wine in the 2016 Barde-Haut. There is not a ton of subtlety here, but I am not sure that matters all that much given how immensely pleasing the 2016 is. Crushed rocks, graphite... Readers will find a rich, flamboyant wine in the 2016 Barde-Haut. There is not a ton of subtlety here, but I am not sure that matters all that much given how immensely pleasing the 2016 is. Crushed rocks, graphite, lavender, blackberry, plum, and violet infuse a Saint-Émilion that offers tremendous textural richness as well as vibrancy. Most importantly of all, the 2016 is flat-out delicious. This is a decidedly opulent, dark Saint-Émilion with all of the elements impeccably balanced. I loved it. -- Antonio Galloni
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
This shows such complex and beautiful aromas of flowers, lavender, light spearmint and currants. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a long finish. All about finesse and length. Drink after 2022.
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
(94+ points) Incorporating 20% Cabernet Franc, the Merlot-dominated 2016 Château Barde Haut is one of the darker colored wines in the lineup. It offers a Grand Cru Burgundy-like purity and elegance as well as beautiful... (94+ points) Incorporating 20% Cabernet Franc, the Merlot-dominated 2016 Château Barde Haut is one of the darker colored wines in the lineup. It offers a Grand Cru Burgundy-like purity and elegance as well as beautiful cassis and darker fruits, smoked earth, black cherries, and damp earth aromas and flavors. This medium to full-bodied, balanced, yet tight, backward, pure effort needs a solid 5-7 years of cellaring to round into form, but it's beautifully balanced and packed with potential.Jeb Dunnuck
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
93+ The 2016 Barde Haut is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up expressive wild blueberries, kirsch, baked plums and spice box notes with hints of cracked pepper... 93+ The 2016 Barde Haut is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up expressive wild blueberries, kirsch, baked plums and spice box notes with hints of cracked pepper, lavender, garrigue and Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, the palate bursts with blue fruits, framed by firm, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
Sexy, lush earthy, rich and packed with layers if soft, ripe, deep, dark red fruits, licorice, coffee and chocolate. While the wine is rich, it also retains its freshness. Read more... Sexy, lush earthy, rich and packed with layers if soft, ripe, deep, dark red fruits, licorice, coffee and chocolate. While the wine is rich, it also retains its freshness. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Chateau%20Barde-Haut
JJB 93
, August 2017
Deep purple core to rim. The 2016 Barde Haut is progressing nicely from the time we tasted this back in April. The nose is full of inviting dark fruits, tilled earth, cracked stone and baking spices. The hallmarks of... Deep purple core to rim. The 2016 Barde Haut is progressing nicely from the time we tasted this back in April. The nose is full of inviting dark fruits, tilled earth, cracked stone and baking spices. The hallmarks of the vintage, great acidity and well-shaped tannins, are at the core surrounded with notes of sweet blackberry and plum. Silky and layered, this is showing very good intensity and length. Anticipated drinking window 2022-2042+.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2019
A very fresh, juicy style, with pretty floral hints framing a core of cherry, pomegranate and red currant fruit flavors that meld into one another while light anise and rooibos tea accents fill in on the finish. A mineral... A very fresh, juicy style, with pretty floral hints framing a core of cherry, pomegranate and red currant fruit flavors that meld into one another while light anise and rooibos tea accents fill in on the finish. A mineral note knits it all up nicely. Best from 2021 through 2033. 5,000 cases made. — JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.