Château Barde-Haut 2016 (750ml)

Château Barde-Haut 2016 (750ml)

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The 2016 Barde Haut is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up expressive wild blueberries, kirsch, baked plums and spice box notes with hints of cracked pepper, lavender, garrigue and Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, the palate bursts with blue fruits, framed by firm, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Barde-Haut has a crisp and well defined bouquet, very pure, with black cherries, blueberry, violet and a touch of crushed stone, all very focused. The palate is medium bodied with fine tannins, silky smooth in texture with pure black cherries, raspberry and light orange rind notes towards the finish. This represents an impressive follow-up to the 2015. Tasted at the Barde-Haut vertical at the château. Neal Martin, Vinous

Readers will find a rich, flamboyant wine in the 2016 Barde-Haut. There is not a ton of subtlety here, but I am not sure that matters all that much given how immensely pleasing the 2016 is. Crushed rocks, graphite, lavender, blackberry, plum, and violet infuse a Saint-Émilion that offers tremendous textural richness as well as vibrancy. Most importantly of all, the 2016 is flat-out delicious. This is a decidedly opulent, dark Saint-Émilion with all of the elements impeccably balanced. I loved it. Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Classification: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Region: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux

Grape Varietal: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93+ Points, Vinous (NM) 94 Points, Vinous (AG) 96 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2040