At the tasting, the Chateau Barde-Haut 2018 displays a dark purple color. The intensely aromatic nose springs from the glass, revealing generous aromas of ripe black fruit, creme de cassis, and blueberry jam. The wine then evolves spicy notes of cinnamon and cigar box perfumes, further enhanced by fresh aniseed and licorice. The wine weaves the palate with plenty of delicate and juicy fruit, structured with firm, velvety tannins and delicious fruity and spicy notes. Very fresh and delicious, the finish lingers long. A great vintage of Chateau Barde-Haut in a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru of character.