2010 Haut Bergey Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 93
  • NM 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91

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JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
(JS92-93 points) This is a wine that shows lots of chocolate tobacco and currants. Full body with velvety tannins and a long finish. All there.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Haut-Bergey 2010 has a very concentrated bouquet with dense blackberry, briary, crushed stone and tobacco on the nose that unfolds in the glass. The palate is... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Haut-Bergey 2010 has a very concentrated bouquet with dense blackberry, briary, crushed stone and tobacco on the nose that unfolds in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry. There is a lot of extraction here, but it is in tune with the acidity and the structured finish has plenty of vibrant red fruit and energy to see it through to the long term.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
From Helene Garcin, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot displays classic tobacco leaf and smoky barbecue notes along with rich black currants and crushed rocks in a medium to full-bodied, seductive... From Helene Garcin, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot displays classic tobacco leaf and smoky barbecue notes along with rich black currants and crushed rocks in a medium to full-bodied, seductive, attractively up-front style. Some Asian plum sauce is also noticeable in this complex, evolved and delicious wine, which can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage. - Robert Parker
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Offers lush fruit, with dark raspberry and boysenberry notes, good, graphite-laced structure and bright acidity weaving throughout. The long, smoldering finish features an appealing licorice snap and violet profile... Offers lush fruit, with dark raspberry and boysenberry notes, good, graphite-laced structure and bright acidity weaving throughout. The long, smoldering finish features an appealing licorice snap and violet profile. Best from 2015 through 2025. – JM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good dark ruby-red. Wild aromas of black cherry, incense and sexy oak. Smooth, plush and rich, with rather full-bodied flavors of plum, tobacco, flowers, minerals and herbs. The sweet finish features a fine dusting of... Good dark ruby-red. Wild aromas of black cherry, incense and sexy oak. Smooth, plush and rich, with rather full-bodied flavors of plum, tobacco, flowers, minerals and herbs. The sweet finish features a fine dusting of tannins that will not get in the way of enjoying this wine soon.
JJB 95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Aged 15-18 months in half-new oak barrels. Planted on over 40 hectares in gravelly clay subsoil. Sylvain Garcin Cathiard has owned Haut-Bergey since 1991 and has really lifted the... 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Aged 15-18 months in half-new oak barrels. Planted on over 40 hectares in gravelly clay subsoil. Sylvain Garcin Cathiard has owned Haut-Bergey since 1991 and has really lifted the quality of this wine giving it the same treatment as their other great chateaux in their outstanding portfolio. The 2010 is a massive wine with a rich nose of crushed rock wet stone spice and dark fruits. A ripe and velvety mouth feel leads to powerful and structured mid palate. Its medium length finish reveals a good level of fine yet grippy tannins. The power does not overwhelm the wine - it is still in balance. A terrific wine to lay down for a few years and enjoy over the following 15+ years. Wow. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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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.