2015 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé from Bordeaux wine region.
The 2015 Chateau Barde Haut is an outstanding blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This Saint-Emilion offers a magnificent, and a very well characterised bouquet composed of black cherry, black currant notes as well as a very subtle hint of marine influence. The palate is well-balanced with relatively fine and slightly acid tannins. The 2015 Chateau Barde Haut possesses a very nice tension and a good nervousness which confer it a pure and smooth finish. This 2015 Saint-Emilion Chateau Barde Haut is long and soft.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Château Barde-Haut was harvested from September 17 until October 1, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (the latter figure will increase from 2017 with new plantings.) There is no SO2 used during fermentation, just a little after the malolactic, especially the lots in barrel, the part in tank with almost no SO2. The alcohol level is 14%, which is still less than in the past, with a pH of 3.45 to 3.55. It has a wonderful bouquet, extremely well defined with black cherries, cassis and a subtle marine influence - one of the best that I have tasted from this estate. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, a keen thread of acidity, very good tension and nervosité right to the pure and caressing finish. Think of it as the elder sister of Poesia. Long and tender, this will hopefully replicate this strong performance in barrel.