2015 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1251725 94-96 points James Suckling

 This is very rich and powerful with blackberry, blueberry, mineral and stone. Full body, very fine tannins. Very chalky and intense on the finish. Best ever?  (3/2016)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Château Barde-Haut was harvested from September 17 until October 1, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (the latter figure will increase from 2017 with new plantings.) There is no SO2 used during fermentation, just a little after the malolactic, especially the lots in barrel, the part in tank with almost no SO2. The alcohol level is 14%, which is still less than in the past, with a pH of 3.45 to 3.55. It has a wonderful bouquet, extremely well defined with black cherries, cassis and a subtle marine influence - one of the best that I have tasted from this estate. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, a keen thread of acidity, very good tension and nervosité right to the pure and caressing finish. Think of it as the "elder sister" of Poesia. Long and tender, this will hopefully replicate this strong performance in barrel. (NM)  (4/2016)

91-94 points Wine Spectator

 Intense and vibrant, this packs juicy plum, currant and raspberry fruit into the core, while the very racy, energetic structure drives the finish. (Web-2016) (JM)

91 points Decanter

 The best yet from this estate. More harmony and precision than in the past. Lovely pitch of ripe fruit, freshness and finely woven tannins. Limestone terroir really comes through. (JL)  (4/2016)

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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/13/2016 | Send Email
Barde Haut- Great nose, dark red fruit with some toasty oak and dark chocolate tones. Very Nice! 1 Star

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/13/2016 | Send Email
One of my top ten wines of the vintage--at any price! This was such a lovely wine when we tasted it at the property. Maybe it was the scenic view or maybe it was Helene Garcin herself swaying me towards that mindset, but I have to say that the 2015 Barde-Haut is just a delicious Bordeaux wine. It's plush, full of concentrated fruit, still fresh with acidity, and complex on the finish. The silky tannins make it so very approachable in its youth, but this wine is the PERFECT 3-5 year cellar candidate with the stuffing to last much longer. For the price, it's a no-brainer. There's been nothing this good that's been released so far at a sub-$40 price.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/13/2016 | Send Email
90% Merlot-very dark, blue-black color. Super intense blackberry aromas. Great mouthful-texture and feel. Sweet and sexy on the palate. Drink it now it is so good. Long, lingering finish. Bright and fresh. Superb value!
Drink from 2018 to 2028

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- 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.


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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion

Alcohol Content (%): 13