Consulted by Dr. Alain Raynaud, the wines of Chateau Barde Haut have been steadily improving. This modern St. Emilion drinks well early and offers ripe, dark berry and licorice notes. The 16 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Barde Haut is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The terroir of Chateau Barde Haut is clay over chalk soils. The vines are on average 35 years of age. Read more...
A tasty, opulent 2005 from proprietress Helene Garcin, this sexy wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color followed by a sweet bouquet of licorice, black cherries, blackberries, oak, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, opulent, fleshy, and disarming, it will drink well in 2-3 years, and should age for 12-15. By the way, I have recently begun sampling my 1998 Barde-Haut, which is just emerging from its adolescent stage. It, too, is a beauty! Robert Parker #176Apr 2008
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