Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.124 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

Very nice after decanting, but some oxidative aromas too.

Very nice after decanting, but some oxidative aromas too.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, touch of funky earthiness, muted blackberries, dark sour cherries, black plum, rich dark soils, black raspberry liqueur notes, sweet cassis, dark, rich, moist soils and dark floral bouquet. The full body is rich and lush. The tannins soft and round. Sweet liqueur style cassis. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, plum & dark cherries. Sweet, rich, moist, turned earth, sweet anise, soft leather, crushed rocks, dry stones, black tea, dark chocolate, baking spices, light caramel, nice round acidity and long, rich, lush, elegant fruit driven finish with nice earthiness on the long set.

On the nose, touch of funky earthiness, muted blackberries, dark sour cherries, black plum, rich dark soils, black raspberry liqueur notes, sweet cassis, dark, rich, moist soils and dark floral bouquet. The full body is rich and lush. The tannins soft and round. Sweet liqueur style cassis. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, plum & dark cherries. Sweet, rich, moist, turned earth, sweet anise, soft leather, crushed rocks, dry stones, black tea, dark chocolate, baking spices, light caramel, nice round acidity and long, rich, lush, elegant fruit driven finish with nice earthiness on the long set.

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2017
Patrick O Driscoll

A little complex would be great with game meat

A little complex would be great with game meat

Nov 18th, 2018
Madeleine Ray

Stunningly complex, absolutely refined, slightly grippy tannins. At the front, licorice, mesquite smoke, and savory meaty nose. Opened into rich leather, rosemary, and teriyaki. Then balanced over the course of dinner, the fruit regaining a foothold with black cherry, currant, and a fresh subtle stemmy character that skirted the edges. Playful and lively after decanting. Really impressed.

Stunningly complex, absolutely refined, slightly grippy tannins. At the front, licorice, mesquite smoke, and savory meaty nose. Opened into rich leather, rosemary, and teriyaki. Then balanced over the course of dinner, the fruit regaining a foothold with black cherry, currant, and a fresh subtle stemmy character that skirted the edges. Playful and lively after decanting. Really impressed.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Brandon Rhoten

2004 is crazy. This is good.

2004 is crazy. This is good.

Jul 15th, 2018
Bren Depr

A nice earthiness on the nose with dark fruit on the palate. An almost quaffable Bordeaux.

A nice earthiness on the nose with dark fruit on the palate. An almost quaffable Bordeaux.

Feb 4th, 2018
Troy Pade

Little funky/aged on the nose. Lots of dark fruit still, well balanced. Seems to be nearing the end of its enjoyability.

Little funky/aged on the nose. Lots of dark fruit still, well balanced. Seems to be nearing the end of its enjoyability.

Jan 21st, 2018
Erik Rupinski

Really came to life after about 3 hours of air. Really tasty stuff.

Really came to life after about 3 hours of air. Really tasty stuff.

Mar 24th, 2017
Mark

Anise on the nose, needed full hour to open up and offset slight vinegar taste... Tried again and must have been a better bottle than first time. Good from the start, although still better after opening up a bit :)

Anise on the nose, needed full hour to open up and offset slight vinegar taste... Tried again and must have been a better bottle than first time. Good from the start, although still better after opening up a bit :)

Mar 19th, 2017
Benjamin Keator

Some bricking. Thought it was over the hill. Sour cherries. After 2 hours it began to open up very nicely (or my palate woke up). Quite earthy turned out to be a nice wine.

Some bricking. Thought it was over the hill. Sour cherries. After 2 hours it began to open up very nicely (or my palate woke up). Quite earthy turned out to be a nice wine.

Mar 10th, 2017