Ch Barde Haut 2020
€ 30.49/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – 93-95/100
The 2020 Barde-Haut clearly benefited from its limestone soils in this vintage. Picked September 21–30 at 42hl/ha, it does not disguise its opulent nose and displays more blue fruit than some of its peers, gaining purity with aeration and delivering macerated black cherries, loganberry, crushed violet and very subtle hints of fresh fig. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that disguise the structure of this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. It has the same harmony and detail as its stablemate, but there is more depth and length toward the finish, which shows real panache. Gorgeous.
The Wine Advocate – 93-95/100
Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Barde-Haut opens with a beguiling perfume of wild blueberries, dark chocolate and candied violets before giving way to notes of kirsch, forest floor and spice cake with a waft of dried mint. The medium to full-bodied palate bursts with juicy black and blue fruits, supported by a lovely line of freshness and beautifully soft tannins, finishing with impressive restraint and a long-lingering mineral note.
J.M. Quarin – 92/100
Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre et belle. Nez fin, fruité, pur et subtil. Nuances de cerise noire et de mûre. Moelleux en entrée de bouche, gras au milieu, le vin conserve son beau toucher tout le long de la dégustation. Il s’achève savoureux et long sur une belle construction. Assemblage : 80 % merlot, 20 % cabernet franc.
J. Suckling – 94-95/100