2008 Haut Bergey Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WE 93
  • WA 91
  • IWC 90

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2009
Barrel sample. A wine that offers all the right characters. The fruit has a lively vivid juiciness with sweet berry fruits. The tannins have just a touch of toast but essentially come from the dense fruit. R.V.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
Another sleeper of the vintage the relatively evolved elegant complex 2008 Haut-Bergey offers up notes of smoked tobacco cassis cherries licorice Asian plum sauce and spice box. With abundant fruit an opulent texture and... Another sleeper of the vintage the relatively evolved elegant complex 2008 Haut-Bergey offers up notes of smoked tobacco cassis cherries licorice Asian plum sauce and spice box. With abundant fruit an opulent texture and an elegant style this pretty medium-bodied richly fruity wine should drink well for 12-14 years.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Bright ruby-red. Wild smoky aromas of redcurrant plum meat and leather. Concentrated saline and serious with a slightly rustic quality to the plum and leather flavors. A firm but fine coating of tannins give this... Bright ruby-red. Wild smoky aromas of redcurrant plum meat and leather. Concentrated saline and serious with a slightly rustic quality to the plum and leather flavors. A firm but fine coating of tannins give this seamless wine good spine.
JJB 92
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, January 2010
Deep ruby bordering on purple at the core. The nose is quite complex and seductive with notes of boysenberry raspberry fresh roasted coffee and granite. On the palate it's smooth and refined with soft powdery tannins... Deep ruby bordering on purple at the core. The nose is quite complex and seductive with notes of boysenberry raspberry fresh roasted coffee and granite. On the palate it's smooth and refined with soft powdery tannins. This is a pleasant modern styled Bordeaux blend that even at this very young age shows a lot of potential. Start drinking in 2-3 years and cellar for 10-12.
JJB 91
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
54% cabernet sauvignon 46% merlot. Aged for 16-18 months in half new French oak. From vines with an average age of 35 years. Way more "Bordeaux" than the 2008 and 2009 starting to show some bottle bouquet with delicate... 54% cabernet sauvignon 46% merlot. Aged for 16-18 months in half new French oak. From vines with an average age of 35 years. Way more "Bordeaux" than the 2008 and 2009 starting to show some bottle bouquet with delicate aromas of wet earth mushroom and fresh herbs. Very balanced with terrific acid and refreshing fresh fruit.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2008

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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.