Chateau Barde Haut (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019
Blend: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
The Barrel Sample for this wine is above 14% ABV.
*Please note that the Wine.com price of this Bordeaux Future does not include any tariffs. As of today, there remains a 25% tariff imposed on French wines by the U.S. and approved by the World Trade Organization related to the Airbus/Boeing trade dispute. We are hopeful that this tariff will be removed in advance of the wine being released to be imported into the U.S., as Bordeaux Futures typically ship 2-years after they are offered. Should any tariff still be in effect when the wine is ready to be imported, we will contact affected customers via email with an update to our plans and timing.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 95-96
Beautiful black cherry fruits, violets, spring flowers, graphite, and ample minerality emerge from the 2019 Château Barde-Haut. Medium to full-bodied, it offers beautifully integrated chocolatey oak, that classic sense of minerality that you always find in these limestone soils, and a great finish. It has the vintage's purity and elegance as well as plenty of building tannins. In the same mold as the 2016, this is going to be a stunning value in the vintage that will keep for 20-30 years.
Barrrel Score: 96-96
Barrel Sample: 94
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Barde-Haut comes skipping out of the glass with bright, cheery black plums, Morello cherries, black raspberries and mulberries scents plus suggestions of dusty soil, cinnamon stick, pencil shavings and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has wonderful energy, with a lively line of freshness and well-played, rounded tannins, finishing with an invigorating lift.
Barrel Sample: 92-94
There has been significant investment in renovating the cellar so that all work is completely done by gravity to ensure that the precious grapes of the Chateau are well respected. The cellar is equiped with wooden vats, stainless steel tanks and concrete vats of 50 to 70 hl. A strict policy of selection to ensure the quality is undertaken and individual steps including pigeage are all carried out by hand. It is the combination of exceptional soil and the introduction of natural wine producing and winegrowing technologies combining tradition and modernity that have made CHATEAU BARDE-HAUT one of the rising stars of Saint Emilion.