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SAINT-EMILION
A medieval town, Saint Emilion was classified as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999.
Saint Emilion is a beautiful winegrowing region where, for nearly 1,000 years, generations of men and women have devoted themselves to producing an exceptional wine.

It is with the benefit of this rich heritage, and with a view to preserving our ancestors’ legacy, that we perpetuate the winegrowing tradition at Château Barde-Haut. In this 250-year-old property, we are enthusiastically committed to working to high standards to offer great wines from past, present and future vintages.

Because we are living in a period of change, in which the future depends on how we live and consume products, and because we can all play a role on our own scale in this change, the use of renewable resources has been one of our priorities in the management of this modern, responsible winegrowing operation.
THE TERROIR
If you could invent an extraordinary terroir, you might create something like château Barde-Haut.

A south-facing amphitheatre, it has a limestone base that is covered with a superb, very robust layer of clay.

When the clay is saturated with water, the limestone absorbs the surplus and stores it, making it available again to the vines again in the event of a drought.

An arrangement between the elements that enables the vines to combat harsh conditions, and surpass themselves to offer the rich, concentrated fruit whose expression characterizes the great wines of Saint Emilion’s limestone plateau.
 
THE WINE
The wine of Château Barde-Haut offer an admirably balanced dialogue between power and freshness, resulting in a product of rare elegance.
A.O.C. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Château Barde-Haut 70 000 bottles
Surface of production 16,89 ha
Soil Clay covering limestone
Subsoil Limestone, Plateau of Saint-Emilion
Grape varieties 73% Merlot - 27% Cabernet Franc
Soil culture Organic and sustainable
Harvest Hand picked
Fermenting vats 50 hl - 120 hl stainless steel
Barrels & Ageing 80% new french oak barrels for 18-24 months
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PRESS REVIEW 2018
Apr 2019
 95-96 
Gorgeous purity of fruit in this wine with depth and beauty. Full-bodied. It really grows on the palate with a hyper fine tannin texture.
Antonio Galloni
Apr. 2019
 92-95 
The 2018 Barde-Haut is a rich, heady wine. Crème de cassis, blackberry jam, chocolate, leather and spice race out of the glass in this flamboyant, exotically ripe Saint-Émilion. There is no shortage of stuffing, but the wine needs time to come together. Specifically, the new oak needs to integrate more fully, but this is a barrel sample, and it is not uncommon to see wines at this stage showing this way. The more exotic side of the vintage is very much on display.
James Molesworth
Mar. 2019
 91-94 
Very juicy, with lots of blackberry and black currant compote flavors. The ample toast has yet to be fully soaked up, with notes of licorice root and singed apple wood jutting out. A bit chewy on the finish. Slightly unbridled today, but if this rounds into form it will be a real winner.
Apr 2019
 95-97 
Pourpre violacé. Quel bouquet ! Intense, complexe, aux nombreuses facettes. Notes crayeuses et fruitées suivies d’une touche d’élevage. Au palais, le vin est friand, juteux et onctueux. Il est doté de tannins puissants qui se révèlent lentement et qui sont en symbiose avec la structure. Finale fruitée persistante. Un Barde-Haut de caractère et une superbe réussite !
Apr 2019
 94-96+ 
Deeply colored, the 2018 Château Barde-Haut gives up a powerful, yet elegant profile that carries beautiful black cherry, chocolate, liquid violets, and hints of minerality. It's medium to full-bodied, has beautiful mid-palate depth, integrated acidity, and thrilling tannin quality, which isn’t a given in the vintage. Opening up with time in the glass, it shows more and more minerality and freshness, and is flawlessly balanced. In short, it’s beautiful Saint-Émilion readers will love to have in their cellar.
Bernard Burtschy
2019
 92-95 
La robe est noire avec un très joli nez de fruits noirs. Le vin est dense, serré, belle maturité du raisin, de belles épices, très harmonieux. Le vin est élaboré avec 73 % merlot et 27 % cabernet-franc sans signe de stress hydrique car le calcaire a fait tampon. Une partie est élevée en fut neuf, une partie en cuve inox qui ira en barrique plus tard.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Apr 2019
 92-94 
The 2018 Barde-Haut is a final blend composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sashays sensuously out of the glass with effortless baked blackberries, preserved plums and blueberry pie notes plus hints of incense, powdered cinnamon, cigar box and star anise. Full-bodied and packed with spicy black and blue fruits, it is beautifully textured with firm, velvety tannins and just enough background freshness, finishing very long and seductive.
Apr 2019
 17 (94) 
Couleur sombre, intense et belle. Nez intense, fin, fruité, pur, mûr, à la fois solaire et frais. Minutieux dès son entrée en bouche, raffiné au toucher, fondant et aromatique, ce vin avance noble et juteux tout en pulpe sèveuse. Il s'achève long et très bon. Assemblage : 80 % merlot, 20 % cabernet franc. 2028 – 2048
Jeff Leve
Apr 2019
 95 
Dark in color, the wine is loaded with licorice, truffle, smoke, and a background note of mint. Full-bodied, rich, dense and multi-layered, the wine exudes, dark, juicy, ripe, dark fruits on the nose and palate. The wine is made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and will be aged in 60% new, French oak barrels.
 
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