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2009 Chateau Barde-Haut Saint-Emilion
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Bright ruby-red.  Ripe, slightly high-toned aromas of kirsch and smoky oak.  At once dense and juicy, with terrific sappy concentration to its powerful but fine-grained dark fruit and sexy oak flavors.  Has the sheer grip and energy to buffer its captivating sweetness.  Finishes with serious building, dusty tannins and terrific chocolatey persistence.  A superb vintage for this clay-over-chalk vineyard, and a lot of wine for the price.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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