2009 Haut Bergey Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • JS 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 90

Reg: $49.94

$39.94

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Reg: $49.94

$39.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
A blend of just over 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot (last year I mistakenly wrote that the balance was Cabernet Franc) the opaque ruby/purple-colored 2009 reveals notes of scorched earth/burning... A blend of just over 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot (last year I mistakenly wrote that the balance was Cabernet Franc) the opaque ruby/purple-colored 2009 reveals notes of scorched earth/burning embers/charcoal black currants ripe cherries and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied and pure with sweet tannin this is an under-the-radar high quality claret to drink over the next 20-25 years. As powerful and rich as the 2000 and 2010 Haut-Bergey's 2009 is another of the over-achieving value-priced Bordeaux that are increasingly difficult to find. The estate which is owned by Helene Garcin (who also owns Clos l'Eglise and Barde-Haut and makes the cult wine Branon from a vineyard adjacent to Haut-Bergey) is situated near Malartic Lagraviere and Domaine de Chevalier.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, August 2012
A wine with lovely dark berries and chocolates follows through to a full body with chewy tannins and a fit finish. Very in form. Best ever? Try in 2016.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Good full bright ruby-red. Inviting aromas of black raspberry graphite charcoal tobacco and crushed stone. Lush and thick on entry then densely packed and fine-grained with excellent energy and definition to its... Good full bright ruby-red. Inviting aromas of black raspberry graphite charcoal tobacco and crushed stone. Lush and thick on entry then densely packed and fine-grained with excellent energy and definition to its concentrated lightly medicinal flavors of black cherry licorice and minerals. Boasts terrific volume for this bottling and a long finish that features building ripe tannins. There's excellent sweetness here but the wine's youthfully medicinal character argues for at least four or five years of patience.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, March 2012
Bright cherry and berry fruit flavors nestle in a broad soft texture in this juicy red which has bright acidity modest tannins and an herbal floral finish that's fresh and focused. Not a blockbuster but balanced and... Bright cherry and berry fruit flavors nestle in a broad soft texture in this juicy red which has bright acidity modest tannins and an herbal floral finish that's fresh and focused. Not a blockbuster but balanced and harmonious. Drink now through 2017. 7500 cases made.
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, January 2012
The Garcin-Cathiard family (who also own Barde-Haut in St. Emilion) continues to go from strength to strength with the 2009 Haut-Bergey providing another successful feather in their cap. Composed of 60% cabernet sauvignon... The Garcin-Cathiard family (who also own Barde-Haut in St. Emilion) continues to go from strength to strength with the 2009 Haut-Bergey providing another successful feather in their cap. Composed of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot half of the blend was aged for 15-18 months in new French oak. The gravel and limestone soils are located at the bottom of a gentle slope. Translucent pale ruby in color the 2009 features slight barnyard aromas giving way to scents of chocolate toffee and tar along with intense focused blue fruits. This is still quite young and a tad tannic at the moment but those tannins should resolve themselves to yield a silky delicious wine with a few years age. Drink 2016-2030.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2009

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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.