Robert Parker 89
The outstanding 1999 Barde Haut is elegant, complex, savory, and hedonistic. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by copious quantities of black fruits intermixed with toasty oak and licorice. It is sweet and expansive, with low acidity, medium body, and a lush finish. Drink it over the next 10 years. Seductive stuff!
Anticipated maturity: 2002-2012