Red

2005 Château Barde-Haut

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 134

  • Bruce 1er wrote: 91 points

    October 6, 2019 - Opulent. Dark red. Rich fruit balanced by good structure, and a distinctive earthy finish showing the terroir. Probably approaching its peak.

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  • FransS wrote: 91 points

    September 12, 2019 - A very elegant wine; with little aeration it gives red fruit (cherries, redberries) and a refreshing backbone. At day two the bouquet became deeper, more fleshy, as the taste. Finally the complexity and the aftertaste grew. The colour shows no signs of age. This wine is still developing.

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  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 3, 2019 - Modern styled Bordeaux. Still has strong oak notes and some bitterness to the tannins but has nice dark fruit. Lacking a little soul however. Lots of winemaking. Could use some more time.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Rollerball wrote: 93 points

    July 19, 2019 - 2005 vs. 2009 Barde-Haut. These are two great Bordeaux vintages that merit compare because the 2005 is more structured and slower to evolve, giving less immediate pleasure (and arguably more in the longer term). So at 10 years and 14, the side-by-side seems just about right.

    Predictably the 2009 is riper and richer. Chelsea said, "you can taste the sunshine." And how. But they're both fruit-full wines.

    The 2009, as early-drinking as it was, tastes like a much younger vintage. It's raw and fruitful; primary and tannic: not without acid and energy--how could it be: it's packing a nuclear reactor. A toddler.

    And preferences landed on party lines. I preferred the 2005 as I expected I would. It's brigthter, spicier, and more vivacious. Sly, tensely built, and suave, with thick, chocolate muscles on an approachable, svelte frame. But as you'd expect from this 85/15 merlot cabfranc producer in an incredible vintage, still lucious and ripe. Really cant' get enough of it. Yet while wonderful, it falls short of magical; they both do.

    In the end an honor to enjoy two beautiful and relatively affordable bordeaux (each ~$45 range on release).

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 17, 2019 - Prior bottle was almost exactly a year ago and this wine continues to show very well. Earthy black cherry on the nose along with cassis and mineral qualities. Medium bodied with a flavor profile that remains rounded black cherry with depth through the middle mixed with brighter, more lively blackberry. The mid-body is quite open and silky but is noticeably improved by the contrast set up by the acidity and tannins on the backside. Continues to finish with earth, balanced spices and minerals. Overall, the fruit continues to show quite well and integration, particularly through the middle and between the mid-body and finish continues to improve. Fells like this wine is a in a very good spot, perhaps can integrate a little further, but it's drinking very well at present. Should be able to hold this level for several years; I'd say drink by 2025 and I plan to have my next bottle in June or July 2020.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) 15+ points

    (Chateau Barde-Haut St Emilion) The usual super-baked damson fruit here, with notes of balsamic and game. The palate seems qute light considering this full-on style on the nose, with a wall of ripe tannins hiding rather ineffectually beneath the fruit. The palate bears the same overbearing characteristics as the nose. I find this over-worked for my palate.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Barde-Haut
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 3412950534226, 3760111816026, 3760111816057

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  • Pending Delivery 111 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,678 (66%)
  • Consumed 1,271 (31%)

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