2009 Haut Bergey Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 90

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Smoky brioche notes intermixed with honeyed grapefruit lemon zest and hints of white currant fennel and orange rind are all present in this dense concentrated impeccably well-made dry white. It should drink nicely for 10... Smoky brioche notes intermixed with honeyed grapefruit lemon zest and hints of white currant fennel and orange rind are all present in this dense concentrated impeccably well-made dry white. It should drink nicely for 10 or more years.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This has a very ripe almost muscular core of creamed melon meringue and lemon gelée with the frame of chartreuse quinine and chamomile providing contrast and balance. The long lingering finish has nice cut. Sauvignon... This has a very ripe almost muscular core of creamed melon meringue and lemon gelée with the frame of chartreuse quinine and chamomile providing contrast and balance. The long lingering finish has nice cut. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2018. 500 cases made.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2010
(80% sauvignon blanc and 20% semillon; 14% alcohol) Straw-yellow with gold highlights. The initially intensely oaky nose slowly reveals mineral and citrus fruit aromas along with rather obvious burnt almond and caramel... (80% sauvignon blanc and 20% semillon; 14% alcohol) Straw-yellow with gold highlights. The initially intensely oaky nose slowly reveals mineral and citrus fruit aromas along with rather obvious burnt almond and caramel notes. Then surprisingly fresh and clean in the mouth with pretty gooseberry and tangerine flavors complicated by vanilla and green fig. The moderately long finish displays a saline edge. This vintage of Haut-Bergey was aged in more new oak than usual (up to 50% vs. a more usual 30%) and though the wine shows considerable potential it will need time to bring that oaky veneer into balance.
JJB 95
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, January 2012
70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon aged 10 months in 50% new wood. An absolutely lovely white and an example of how the 2009 vintage under the right care elevated some wines to new levels. Brimming with juicy passion... 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon aged 10 months in 50% new wood. An absolutely lovely white and an example of how the 2009 vintage under the right care elevated some wines to new levels. Brimming with juicy passion fruit and guava tropical fruit flavors so exotic and enticing that you almost want to smell the wine instead of drink it. The palate continues to surprise with a lively acidity and creamy texture along with a spine of taut minerality running down the middle. There exists some poise and knife-edge balance in its ripeness that perfectly expresses the vintage. Impossible not to enjoy now yet has the stuffing to lie down easily for the next 10 years.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2009

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.