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Château Barde-Haut Saint-Émilion

2008 / 750 ml.

SP92RP91+ST88+

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$39.99
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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux

What's in the Bottle

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Chateau Barde-Haut
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2008
Item #:
31460
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
3760111816088
Status:
New

Chateau Barde-Haut Saint-Emilion  2008 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

92
92 pts.: Web only – 2011

This is a step up. Ripe and polished, with lots of blackberry, plum sauce and melted black licorice notes that are carried by dense but velvety tannins. Extra anise, violet and incense notes push through the vivid finish, where there’s plenty of buried grip. A strong showing. Best from 2013 through 2019.

91
91–93 pts.: 1st Apr 2009

This beautiful, luscious, sensual St.-Emilion exhibits a deep purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of ink, graphite, blackberries, and cassis. Full-bodied with sweet tannin, admirable concentration, and a long, velvety finish, this superb, fairly priced 2008 is worth checking out. It should drink well for 12–15 years.

88
88–91 pts.: May/Jun 2009

Inky ruby. Initially reticent nose opens slowly to hint at plum, coffee and game. Sweet and full on entry, even fat, offering rich plum and coffee flavors. Then finishes slightly austere, with a bit of warmth. This lovely estate is situated on the border between Saint-Émilion and Saint Christophe des Bardes, with vines planted on limestone and clay over hard rock. As the merlot on calcareous soil tends to resemble cabernet, insiders know that Barde-Haut tends to be tight and austere at this early stage of its development. In a few years my score may look ungenerous.