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2018 Chateau Barde Haut Grand Cru Classe St EmilionBlend from France

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"The wine of Château Barde-Haut offer an admirably balanced dialogue between power and freshness, resulting in a product of rare elegance." -Winery...

  • 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 94 Wine Spectator
  • 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 93+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
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95

"Showing brilliantly, the 2018 Château Barde-Haut comes from a beautiful, cooler terroir on the eastern side of Saint-Emilion. It has a wonderful sense of purity and elegance as well as ripe black cherry and blueberry fruits to go with medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of chocolate, spring flowers, violets, and a kiss of chalky minerality. It's beautifully balanced and has ultra-fine tannins as well as a gorgeous finish. It reminds me of the 2016, with maybe a touch more up-front charm. Give it 4-5 years if you can (it's drinking beautifully today as well) and it's going to evolve for 20-25 years or more."

94 Wine Spectator

"Alluring, with a very focused set of cassis, plum reduction and cherry preserve flavors coursing through atop a well-imbedded graphite spine, all while black tea, chalky minerality and subtle herb nuances play out through a long finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2035. 6,650 cases made. — JM"

94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Currants, rose hips, dried lavender, cocoa powder and cloves on the nose. It’s full-bodied with sleek, tight tannins. Refined and elegant with tight, polished layers. Solid center palate. Try from 2025."

94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2018 Barde-Haut is a powerful wine, but it is also rather closed. That won't be an issue in time; the 2018 needs quite a bit of air to show all of the rich, layered fruit readers have come to expect from this Saint-Émilion. Succulent dark cherry, chocolate, new leather, espresso and sweet spice build into the rich, layered finish."

93+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2018 Barde-Haut is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it takes a little swirling to unlock the beautifully expressive notes of warm black plums, wild blueberries and black raspberries, plus hints of roses, underbrush, ground cloves and fertile loam. The full-bodied palate delivers a lively backbone and wonderfully ripe, satiny tannins supporting the generous black and red fruits, finishing long and fragrant."

93 Neal Martin - Vinous Media

"The 2018 Barde-Haut is very pure and harmonious on the nose, offering a mixture of black cherries, blueberry, iris petals and a touch of India ink. It is backward but well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, perhaps more structured than I expected, although that bodes well for long-term aging. There is a lovely saline aftertaste. Cellar this for 3–4 years before broaching and you should have a winning Saint-Émilion."

Product Description:

"The wine of Château Barde-Haut offer an admirably balanced dialogue between power and freshness, resulting in a product of rare elegance." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 123449
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

94 - Wine Spectator

94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

93+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower