Plenty of blueberry and blackberry aromas follow through to a fine tannin structure and a fruity finish. I enjoy the wet earth undertones.This is very concentrated, with a treacle tart and chocolate character. Almost raisiny. Full and velvety. Intense.
– jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Robert Parker - review
Loads of blueberry, black cherry and dusty, loamy soil notes as well as hints of herbs, licorice and incense jump from the glass of this well-endowed, supple wine. Tannins are sweet and the acidity sufficient to give delineation to the wine. Full-bodied and impressively endowed, it should drink well over the next 10-15 years. The 2010 Barde-Haut is a delicious, seductive style of St.-Emilion made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink 2013-2028.
92 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
Wine spectator - review
Still a bit compact, with blueberry coulis, fig and blackberry paste notes tightly wound, backed by tangy black licorice, singed apple wood and tar on the finish, which features a very sleek structure and a buried iron note. This has good vivacity and should unwind nicely in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, 2013)