2001 Barde Haut, St-Emilion

SKU #1006538 90 points Wine Spectator

 Beautiful red with soft, silky tannins and delicious berry, cherry, vanilla and light tobacco character. Full-bodied, with a caressing texture and a long finish. I like this better than the 2000. Best after 2006.  (3/ 2004)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated medium ruby. Black raspberry, coffee liqueur and sexy oak on the nose. Less pliant and expressive today than the 2002 and 2003 but firmly built and stuffed with berry, spice and mineral flavors. Finishes firmly tannic and long. I'd give this at least four or five years of additional aging.  (6/ 2004)

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By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/19/2014  | Send Email
This is round, smooth, softly textured and displays a very caressing personality for 2001 vintage Bordeaux. Limestone rich soils and good acidity provide freshness and lift to the rich and plush mid-palate fruit in this inviting and easy to drink wine.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion