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Château de Barbe Blanche Red

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Acquired for an half in 2000 by André Lurton, this estate is ideally situated on a ridge of clay and limestone in Lussac, facing the best slopes of St Emilion. Merlot is king, and regularly gives soft and tasty wines.

label of 2020 Château de Barbe Blanche red

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 85% / Cabernet Franc 15%


2020 was marked by very mild temperatures and contrasting precipitation: heavy spring rainfall was followed by an intense summer drought. The fairly mild winter led to early bud break. The summer heat gave way to cool nights in late August, ideal for ripening grapes.

Tasting Comment


Beautiful, deep red colour with violet highlights.


The nose offers us a gourmand woodiness, perfectly melted and well balanced with the fruit. It lets out notes of black fruits (blackberry, black cherry), of great intensity.


L'attaque est franche. Le milieu de bouche présente un beau volume. Une belle structure tannique nous accompagne tout au long. La bouche est puissante avec du volume, avec de délicieuses notes de fruits noirs. Belle longueur en finale. C'est un vin très agréable avec un bon potentiel de garde. Il se déguste avec des cèpes veloutés, un émincé de poulet au curry épicé ou un ragoût de joues de porc au vin rouge.

Ratings and reviews

Markus Del Monego : 
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with ripe blackcurrant and juicy blackberries, hints of elderberries in the background. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, fresh blackcurrant and ripe blackberries, discreet spiciness, firm yet ripe tannins, freshness and convincing length. : 
 - Note : 
from 16.00 to 20.00

Lummy, juicy and dark fruits on the nose. Rich and ripe mouthfeel with decent fresh acidity to support the intense fruit-laden core. A nice earthy feel towards the end. Plenty to enjoy here, an exuberant but not overworked wine. (Alistair Cooper)

Consumption period

2024 - 2035

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28.00 ha


On a clay-limestone shelf with about 1 meter of clay on the surface. At the foot of the hills, clay-siliceous soil with light sand.


Grape harvest

Machine harvest with sorting and selection at the winery.


Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,000 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

32 years old.

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pruning type

Double guyot


In stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks. Approximately 3 weeks (subject to vintage and ripeness of tannins)

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C



Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (50% new) with racking each trimester.

Maturing potential

Begins to open up after 2 to 3 years, will age 10 to 12 years.