2022 Barde-Haut Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 98 JL 96 TWI 96 VN 96 JS 95 JA 95 WA 93
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, May 2023

(96-98 points) I was blown away by the quality of the 2022 Château Barde-Haut, and this 80/20 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc does everything right in the vintage. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as stunning...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2023

(94-96 points) Flowers, leafy herbs, spice, black raspberries, a touch of espresso, and licorice open the nose. On the palate, the first thing you notice is the silky texture. There is intensity, freshness, elegance, and...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, May 2023

(94 - 96 points) The 2022 Barde Haut, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-purple in color. It rocks up with ready-to-go notes of plum preserves, baked blackberries, and Indian spices followed by suggestions...
VN 96

Vinous, May 2023

(VN 94-96 points) The 2022 Barde-Haut is gorgeous. Rich and explosive, the 2022 offers up copious notes of blueberry jam, crème de cassis, lavender, mint and licorice, with pretty jasmine overtones that add exotic...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, April 2023

(JS 94-95 points) A velvety red with lovely creamy tannins, juicy fruit with black berries, spice, ink and boysenberry. Medium to full body with a solid structured and depth. Velvety texture. Hints of sea salt.
JA 95

janeanson.com, April 2023

Inky colour, clear floral aromatics, this is charming and enticiting, with polish and finesse. Love the confident grip of the tannins, that hold the fruit but know just when to let go and let the creamy blueberry and...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(WA 91-93+ points) Unwinding in the glass with aromas of plums, wild berries, dark chocolate and creamy new oak, the 2022 Barde-Haut is medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with a taut, youthfully structured profile...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2022
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2022 Barde-Haut is a captivating Bordeaux blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region in France. With its elegant label and deep red color, this wine immediately catches the eye and promises a delightful tasting experience.

Upon pouring, the aromas of plums, wild berries, dark chocolate, and creamy new oak waft from the glass, creating an enticing bouquet. Renowned wine critic William Kelley, from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, describes the wine as medium to full-bodied, rich, and fleshy, with a taut, youthfully structured profile and firm tannins. While the wine exhibits attractive purity of fruit and tension, Kelley suggests that gentler extraction would have elevated its score even higher.

James Suckling, a respected wine critic from jamessuckling.com, rates this vintage with an impressive 95 points. He describes the wine as velvety, with lovely creamy tannins and a juicy fruit profile dominated by black berries, spice, ink, and boysenberry. The wine's medium to full body and solid structure contribute to its depth and velvety texture, which is further enhanced by hints of sea salt.

Jeff Leve, from TheWineCellarInsider.com, awards the 2022 Barde-Haut with an outstanding score of 96 points. He notes the presence of flowers, leafy herbs, spice, black raspberries, espresso, and licorice on the nose. On the palate, the wine impresses with its silky texture, intense freshness, elegance, and lift. The red and black fruits, with their elegant mouthfeel, culminate in a finish accompanied by a touch of salty rocks. This complex and layered wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Jeb Dunnuck, a prominent wine critic from jebdunnuck.com, is blown away by the quality of the 2022 Château Barde-Haut. With a score of 98 points, he describes the wine as pure, bright, lively, deep, concentrated, and textured. The wine showcases stunning aromatics of cassis, spring flowers, black cherries, and truffle. Its medium to full-bodied richness, fine-grained tannins, and flawless balance make it a brilliant bottle of wine in the making.

Jane Anson, from janeanson.com, finds the 2022 Barde-Haut charming and enticing. She appreciates the inky color and clear floral aromatics. Anson praises the wine's confident grip of tannins, which hold the fruit but also know when to let go, allowing the creamy blueberry and damson fruits to expand on the palate. The subtle smoked cedar character, derived from 55% new oak, adds a well-judged touch.

Antonio Galloni, from Vinous, rates this vintage with an impressive score of 96 points. He describes the wine as rich and explosive, with notes of blueberry jam, crème de cassis, lavender, mint, and licorice. The wine's usually burly tannins are softened in the 2022 vintage, resulting in an impressive showing.

In conclusion, the 2022 Barde-Haut is a wine that has captivated critics with its richness, depth, elegance, and balanced structure. With its enticing aromas and velvety texture, this Bordeaux blend promises a remarkable tasting experience. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine from the esteemed Saint Emilion region is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.