This Merlot-based wine hails from the village of Saint Emillion, on the “Right Bank” of Bordeaux. Rather than specifically a quality designation (as in Burgundy, “Grand Cru” wines from Saint Emillion follow stricter production guidelines than wines from the general Saint Emillion appellation.
Barde-Haut is a rising star on the Right Bank, receiving critical acclaim over the past several years as the winery renovates its cellars and production methods. Fresh red plum, black raspberry, and black cherry accented by violet, cocoa, and espresso. Medium bodied with a plushness in the mouth that suggests easy drinkability. Supple and smooth.