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2010 Château Barde-Haut

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ITEM 7954295 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
johmc4 $46 $46
edbec $45 $0
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I7954295 1 $46 Sep 19, 2021
I7931623 1 $50 Aug 29, 2021
I7833938 2 $50 May 16, 2021
I7833937 3 $50 May 16, 2021
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

...blueberry coulis, fig and blackberry paste notes tightly wound...tangy black licorice, singed apple wood and tar on the finish...very sleek structure and a buried iron note. This has good vivacity and should unwind nicely in the cellar.

93Vinous / IWC

Superripe aromas of black raspberry, singed plum and mocha, complicated by a sexy leesy quality. Plush, dense and creamy, with excellent depth and no rough edges to the black raspberry, blueberry and licorice flavors.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

Loads of blueberry, black cherry and dusty, loamy soil notes..hints of herbs, licorice and incense...well-endowed, supple wine. Tannins are sweet and the acidity sufficient to give delineation to the wine..90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

PRODUCER

Château Barde-Haut

Château Barde-Haut is a 42-acre estate in St.-Emilion. The blend is typically 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The second wine is Le Vallon de Barde-Haut. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Barde-Haut is a “seriously run estate…Making modern-style, rich St.-Emilions from ripe Merlot and handled with minimal intervention.”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.