2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1128593 90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 offers up a beautifully fragrant nose of mocha, coffee beans, black cherries, black currants, spring flowers and forest floor. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied St.-Emilion with beautiful density and purity as well as a touch of toasty oak. Barde-Haut has been an over-achiever since the Garcin-Leveque family acquired it. Bravo! Drink the 2012 over the next 12-15 years.  (4/ 2013)

90-93 points Wine Spectator

 This has a bold, spicy lead, with flashes of anise, cocoa and cinnamon giving way to lightly mulled cherry, raspberry and plum fruit. Delivers a velvety feel on the finish, showing good cut.  (4/ 2013)

91 points James Suckling

 A wine with full body, bright acidity and firm tannins. Very fine. Pretty length. Well done.  (4/ 2013)

87-89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep ruby-purple. Musky aromas of dark berries, violet, smoke and nutty oak. Fresh and suave on entry, then tougher on the mid-palate, showing as much earthy soil character as black fruits. Finishes with serious, slightly aggressive tannins. Will the fruit outlast the tannins?  (6/ 2013)

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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