• Nick's Import

2014 Chateau Barde-Haut

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$65. 99 Bottle
$791.88 Dozen
Other Reviews...
The Château Barde-Haut 2014 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 28 September until 7 October. Matured in 80% new oak, the nose is not a million miles away from the Cathiard family's Poesia: quite upfront in style with cassis, black cherries with just a slight tang of seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and fine tension. There is good backbone here and a lovely spicy finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. The best wine from Patrice and Hélène Garçin-Léveque this year? Most probably. Drink 2019 - 2035.
91-93 points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com # 218 (Apr 2015)

Features a slightly extracted feel, with a plum skin note running along the edges of the licorice, steeped cherry and raspberry core. The fruit pushes through in the end, with extra spice and a ganache hint filling in on the finish. Shows solid grip for the vintage.
90-93 points
J.M. - Wine Spectator

Ripe, jammy, dark fruit notes. Generous fruit on the palate. Tannins fresh and grainy. Firm, persistent finish.
16.5/20pts (88/100pts)

This is very dense and intense with lots of extracted fruit that gives a licorice and mineral character. Looking forward to seeing how it evolves in barrel.
92-93 points
James Suckling