2005 Haut Bergey Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • WS 91
  • NM 91
  • WA 90
  • JG 90

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WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2008
Aromas of mineral blackberry and licorice lead to a full body with lots of racy tannins and a long flavorful finish. There's plenty of character with a polished refined style yet tannic. Best after 2011. 9830 cases made... Aromas of mineral blackberry and licorice lead to a full body with lots of racy tannins and a long flavorful finish. There's plenty of character with a polished refined style yet tannic. Best after 2011. 9830 cases made. –JS
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2009
91+ Tasted single blind at Southwold. This is a little simplistic on the nose with a touch of the old blackcurrant wine gums but fresh and lively. The palate has some dryness: austere and backward with compressed dusty... 91+ Tasted single blind at Southwold. This is a little simplistic on the nose with a touch of the old blackcurrant wine gums but fresh and lively. The palate has some dryness: austere and backward with compressed dusty black fruit, with liquorice and sous-bois on the finish. I think this will mellow with time – not showing its best now but it has the stuffing and structure to age beautifully. Drink 2012-2025.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Charcoal, espresso roast, blackcurrants and spice are all present in this medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, relatively evolved and precocious Haut-Bergey, which is just now attaining its plateau of maturity. Soft... Charcoal, espresso roast, blackcurrants and spice are all present in this medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, relatively evolved and precocious Haut-Bergey, which is just now attaining its plateau of maturity. Soft tannins and an attractive plushness are followed by a wine capable of drinking well for another decade or more. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JG 90
View From The Cellar, January 2008
Château Haut-Bergey was one of the most pleasant surprises of the entire 2005 tasting. Michel Rolland had consulted here for some years in the past, but the château owner had decided that he was dissatisfied with the... Château Haut-Bergey was one of the most pleasant surprises of the entire 2005 tasting. Michel Rolland had consulted here for some years in the past, but the château owner had decided that he was dissatisfied with the direction of the winemaking under Monsieur Rolland’s consultancy, and he is happily no longer part of the equation at Haut-Bergey. The result in 2005 is one of the best wines made in the region of Pessac-Léognan that I tasted, and clearly one of the real sleepers to be looked out for in this vintage. The bouquet is deep, pure and classic, as the wine jumps from the glass in a blaze of cherries, red plums, tobacco, a lovely base of Graves soil tones and a judicious framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is medium-full, focused and tangy, with lovely intensity of flavor, ripe tannins and good length and grip on the classically shaped finish. The wine is a blend of sixty-five percent cabernet sauvignon and thirty-five percent merlot and was raised in fifty percent new oak in 2005. Despite my comments about malo in barrel in the introduction, this wine has managed to show some fine elements of terroir despite having had its malolactic done in barrel. Lovely wine and a great value. (Drink between 2010-2035)
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, February 2017
The 2005 Haut Bergey is delightfully aged after just over a decade, with a plummy mauve hue in the glass and a rich, aromatic nose. Plum, blackcurrant, gravel and ash hint at the complexity to come on the palate. Still... The 2005 Haut Bergey is delightfully aged after just over a decade, with a plummy mauve hue in the glass and a rich, aromatic nose. Plum, blackcurrant, gravel and ash hint at the complexity to come on the palate. Still quite fresh and sweet, the first sip brings the heart of Pessac-Leognan to the fore - plum, gravel, hints of cedar wrapped in a plush texture with bright acidity. A beautifully maturing Bordeaux that is hitting its peak for enjoyment. Fine tannin on the finish indicates a long drinking window ahead – this is classic Graves that leaves you wanting more.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2005

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.