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2004 Château Barde-Haut

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ITEM 7980726 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
jokac $45 $45
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8010871 6 $45 Nov 28, 2021
I8010870 2 $46 Nov 28, 2021
I8005284 3 $45 Nov 21, 2021
I7995907 1 $45 Nov 7, 2021
I7995906 1 $45 Nov 7, 2021
I7980726 1 $45 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

A gorgeous nose of ripe raspberry, with hints of vanilla and blackberry. Intense yet subtle. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit, yet refined and layered with silky tannins. Long and caressing. Gets better and better...

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.