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Chateau Barde-Haut 2000, St Emilion GCC

We tried the 2000 Barde-Haute many years ago and haven't had a chance to taste it since then. Based on the standards of the Grand Cru Classé, it's a simple, well-balanced wine with a ripe taste. The structure of the wine is almost perfect, with ample and fine tannins. This wine and vintage have received good scores, and many writers have written positively about it, including:

93 points Jeb Dunnuck

The 2000 Château Barde-Haut, a wine that I hold dear, offers a mature, complex bouquet of blackcurrants, toasted spice, tobacco, and leather. It presents a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced style on the palate. While fully mature and a delight to drink at this point, it holds the promise of evolving gracefully for another 7-8 years. It's a beautiful wine that invites anticipation. (3/2020, edited)

92 points Wine Advocate

A great sleeper, this fully mature wine, made by Helene Garcin, reveals a myriad of deep raspberry and black cherry fruit with hints of liquorice, toasty oak, and a spice box. It is plush, succulent, and indulgent, yet at the same time, it weaves a complex tapestry of flavours. I was enamoured by their 1998, and this wine has also turned out to be a delightful surprise. (RP) (6/2010; edited)

92 points The Wine Independent

The 2000 Barde Haut, with its deep garnet colour and a hint of brick, is a visual treat. Its aroma is a burst of warm blackberries, stewed plums, fruitcake scents, dried herbs, and tobacco wafts. On the palate, it is medium-bodied, elegant, and refreshing, with evolved, plush tannins and a long, minerally finish. (LPB) (1/2023, Edited)

91 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Good medium ruby-red. Explosive Nose combines cherry liqueur, woodsmoke, flowers and smoke. Sweet, fat and pliant but juicy and aromatic. It has the inner-mouth aromatic complexity and complete flavour development one would expect from a cool site that benefitted from a hot growing season and harvest. It is a very sexy wine, finishing with big, palate-dusting tannins and excellent length. (6/2003; edited)

Wine Spectator

Many crushed berry, flower and vanilla aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate with fine tannins and a balanced finish. (JS) (3/2003; Edited)


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