2006 Haut Bergey Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WA 91
  • IWC 90

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
Consistently one of the top under-the-radar wines of Pessac-Leognan Haut-Bergey's beautiful 2006 boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as a classic bouquet of hot rocks intermixed with graphite cassis incense and... Consistently one of the top under-the-radar wines of Pessac-Leognan Haut-Bergey's beautiful 2006 boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as a classic bouquet of hot rocks intermixed with graphite cassis incense and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied with noticeable but sweet tannin impressive purity and an alluring texture it is relatively evolved for a 2006 so consumption over the next 15 years is recommended.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
Bright deep ruby-red. Wild musky aromas of plum dark cherry truffle and game lifted by menthol and licorice. Supple and sweet offering pure nicely delineated red fruit flavors and considerable early appeal. A lively firm... Bright deep ruby-red. Wild musky aromas of plum dark cherry truffle and game lifted by menthol and licorice. Supple and sweet offering pure nicely delineated red fruit flavors and considerable early appeal. A lively firm midweight finishing with solid dusty tannins and very good lift and length. Tasted next to the Branon also from the Garcin family and consulting winemaker Alain Raynaud this was less exotic and lush but perhaps more classic and vibrant.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2006

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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.