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Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Chateau is a 17 hectare estate located at the extreme east of the village of Saint-Emilion. A blend of about 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc with rich aromas of red fruits and cedar spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry, currants and blackberry with notes of licorice, tobacco and leather noting toasty notes. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and toasty character. Very Nice. Drinking well now! — a month ago

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Famille Barde

SoCius Perigord Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

A nice crisp white that paired well with my shrimp scampi dish. — 3 years ago

Vinja Barde

Malvasia Istriana

Beautiful golden yellow appearance inside the glass. Pronounced intensity on the nose filled with aromas of tropical fruit and nuttiness. Almonds, marzipan, honey and bananas. Developed. Medium - acidity. Medium + body. Lovely round mouthfeel. Great find for $17. — 4 years ago

Domaine la Petite Barde

Montagne-St. Émilion 2012

Yummy with fillet steak pasta or whatever — 6 years ago

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Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2013

2015. Plum, dark fruit, minerals and stone flavors dominate in this solid Bordeaux. Tannins are firm but not overwhelming, integrating well with the other flavors after four hours of air. Only faint oak and acidity. Would welcome some more complexity over time - definitely a strong fruit frame to make it all work down the road. $43. — 6 months ago

K. Syrah

K. Syrah

2015. Plum, dark fruit, minerals and stone flavors dominate in this solid Bordeaux. Tannins are firm but not overwhelming, integrating well with the other flavors after four hours of air. Only faint oak and acidity. Would welcome some more complexity over time - definitely a strong fruit frame to make it all work down the road. $43.
K. Syrah

K. Syrah

2015.
K. Syrah

K. Syrah

2015.

Château Clos L'Eglise

Pomerol Merlot - Cabernet Franc Blend 2005

David T
9.5

3000th post. 🎉 On the nose; sweet, lush; black cassis, liqueur notes, sweet tarry notes, rich, lush; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, caramel, mocha, caramel, baking spices, warm, moist, rich, dark soils and fresh dark florals. The body is M and the tannins are round and soft. She is a beauty. Ripe, rich; blackberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries, black raspberries & poached strawberries. liqueur notes, sweet tarry notes, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, baking spices, menthol, warm, moist dark earth, soft leather, dry rock powder, sweet black tea, fresh violets, dark, red florals, perfect round acidity and a rich, round, elegant fruit driven finish that last and lasts. Photos of; Clos E'Lgise and estate vines, signage, Helen Garcin-Leveque and her husband Patrice Leveque and their barrel cellar. Producer history and notes...Clos L’Eglise is one of the older chateaux in Pomerol dating back to the 18th century. The same time the farmhouse that is still in use was constructed. At the time, Chateau Clos L’Eglise was a larger estate. It once had been apart of the Gombaude Guillot. Eventually the estate was split in half. On one side of the street, you had Chateau Clos l’Eglise; which was owned by the Rouchut family. Across the street sat Chateau Clos l’Eglise-Clinet, which was owned by the Mauleon family. After awhile, Clos l’Eglise Clinet eventually changed its name to Chateau l’Eglise Clinet which also simultaneously gave birth to what we know today as Clos L’Eglise. While the wines are now produced by Helene Garcin that was not always the case with Clos L’Eglise. At one point, the estate produced wines under a leasing arrangement held by the Rouchut family. The modern era of Clos L’Eglise began in 1975, when the property facilities were all redesigned and modernized by the Moreau family. The Moreau’s also owned Chateau Plince. The old, non temperature controlled wood tanks were replaced by stainless steel. The vineyards were also expanded. Instead of buying more vines, the owners simply planted land that was being used as a pasture. Imagine now, Pomerol land being used to feed cattle. In the past, the property was planted with a much larger percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, near 20%. All the Cabernet Sauvignon vines were eventually ripped out and replaced by Merlot. The next step of it's evolution took place in 1997 when the Right Bank estate was sold to Sylvaine Garcin Cathiard by the Moreau family. If the Cathiard name sounds family, she is the sister of Daniel Cathiard, the owner of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. The sale set a new benchmark price for Pomerol when it sold for 12 million Euros! Today that price would be laughable! Prior to 2000, that was considered a huge price for Pomerol. Further investment was needed to replace the aging concrete vats and again modernize the facilities. In fact, the first vintage of Clos L’Eglise made by Helene Garcin was produced at Haut Bergey in Pessac Leognan. Helene Garcin also manages two estates in St. Emilion, Chateau Barde Haut, Chateau Poesia (Mendoza, Argentina) and Branon, which is situated in Pessac Leognan. Helene Garcin was put in charge of the property. She hired Michel Rolland as a consultant and a complete renovation of the facilities took place. Michel Rolland was eventually replaced by Alain Raynaud. Starting with the 2015 vintage, Thomas Duclos recently replaced Alain as the consultant. Their property is nearly 6 hectares. L’Eglise soils are rich clay, gravel and iron. It's located on a sloping hill near Chateau Clinet, Chateau L’Eglise Clinet and Chateau Trotanoy. Clos L’Eglise is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. On average, the vines are 35 years of age. There is one old parcel of Cabernet Franc that was planted in the 1940’s. Vinification of Clos L’Eglise takes place in 55 hectoliter, insulated, stainless steel tanks. The new steel tanks replaced the oak vats in 2012. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Clos L’Eglise is aged in 100% new French oak for between 16 and 18 months. The property also has a second wine, Esprit de L’Eglise. On average, about 1,200 cases of Clos L’Eglise are produced every year. — 4 years ago

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Congratulations on 3000! This wine was so nice to drink- glad to share with you❤️
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Great post! And I didn't need to pay to read it!!!
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Vinja Barde

Vitovska 2011

2011 vintage. Really delicious and Goes in a direction you wouldn’t expect. A little cucumber-y finish — a year ago

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Château Barde-Haut

Le Vallon de Barde-Haut St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Incredibly nose without any alcoholic punch. The wine is drinkable with a dryness that lifts off the palate and leaves the flavor of the earth as and mild spice. The fruit is pleasant without demanding the limelight. — 2 years ago

Vinja Barde

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 2009

My first refosco-serious fruit, blackberries & reds, the acidity grounds it w some air. Bigger wine than expected. Drank after meal, but this is begging for food. Pasta Bolognese comes to mind... — 4 years ago

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Visavì Bianco

Salty flowers, sensational mouthfeel. — 6 years ago

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