1999 Haut Bergey Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

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JJB 90
Corey Fine - JJ Buckley, December 2016
Ruby red at the core with some garnet at the rim. On the nose this features notes of dried blackberries, currants and a hint of licorice, while damp earth, tobacco and dried leather linger at the edge. Pleasant flavors... Ruby red at the core with some garnet at the rim. On the nose this features notes of dried blackberries, currants and a hint of licorice, while damp earth, tobacco and dried leather linger at the edge. Pleasant flavors of dried, ripe fruit lead the charge on the palate while tertiary elements of black tea, a hint of oak and classic Pessac gravelly earth. The tannins have really softened out yet the wine is very much alive. A signature mature Bordeaux that is at its peak and will continue to hold for the next 5+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1999

Label

Grapes for Haut-Bergey's red are hand picked and transported in small boxes. The winemaking is traditional, with every parcel vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months. The blend ranges from 54% to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, the rest being Merlot. Haut-Bergey is medium-bodied and ages well for 8-15 years, depending on the vintage.

Winery

Haut Bergey

It was love at first sight and the promising charm of Chateau Haut-Bergey that led Sylviane Garcin-Cathiard, granddaughter of a wine merchant and a successful business woman, to acquire and renovate this 28.5-hectare property in the heart of Leognan, a leading area of the Graves region. The estate’s foremost principle is to produce a wine of excellent quality, sparing no efforts to continuously improve craftsmanship and expertise.

The vineyard of comprises 26.5 hectares of red grapes and 2 hectares of white grapes. It is well exposed to the south and south-west on slightly sloping grounds, ensuring natural drainage. During summertime and especially in September, the gravel topsoil reflects absorbed heat onto the bunches of grapes, thus improving the process of ripening. The subsoil, which influences the deep-rooted vines, is composed of clay and chalk streaked with iron-bearing parts.