Château Haut Bergey, Pessac Léognan
    Château Haut Bergey

    Château Haut Bergey, Pessac Léognan,

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    Château Haut Bergey, Pessac Léognan, 2009

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Haut Bergey, Pessac Léognan, 2009

    The 2009 Haut Bergey is an absolute beauty. Vibrant and perfumed, the nose instantly entices the taster. Notes of plums, Asian spice, flowers, cedar and graphite merge with an abundance of bright berry fruit. On the palate this has typical 2009 power and generosity. The fruit is lavishly textured and coats the mouth with sweet ripe cassis and mulberry interspersed with notes of liquorice and cinnamon. Although big and impressive, there’s a real sense of control and cohesion to the fruit, which is bound together with beautifully judged tannins. This is a superb value Pessac from a truly great vintage.

    ABV:
    14%
    90/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2009 Haut-Bergey has a lovely bouquet with raspberry, cranberry, rose petal and light forest floor aromas, opening beautifully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well judged acidity, and smooth in texture although, it lacks some density and grip on the finish. Enjoy now and over the next 6 to 8 years. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2019

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Château Haut Bergey

    Château Haut Bergey

    Haut Bergey has an interesting and chequered history. First records of wine-making at this estate date back to the 15th century. By the end of the 18th century the domaine boasted some 100 hectares under vine. In the mid 19th century the magnificent chateau was constructed, but wine production had ceased. It wasn’t until the mid 20th century that wine production started again. The present owner Sylviane Garcin-Cathiard, purchased the estate in 1991 and has transformed its fortunes. The 28.5 hectares of vines are based in Leognan on excellent gravelly, pebbly soils deposited by the Garonne at the end of the Tertiary era. Most of the vineyards are devoted to the production of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, however, the estate also has 2 hectares devoted to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

    These wines, like the other Garcin-Cathiard chateaux (Clos L’Eglise and Brannon) can be challenging to taste from barrel. Extractions often appear a bit heavy handed, however, after elevage and time in bottle, they blossom into really interesting wines. Recent tastings of the 1998, 2000 and 2004 proved that the tannins soften and one is left with sleek, perfumed Pessac Leognan fruit. Patience is a virtue!

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