Château-Haut-Bergey Pessac Leognan 2012 Bottle

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SKU 00278

750ml Bottle

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The Haut-Bergey estate dates back to the 16th century for winegrowing; today the owners (who also own Clos L'Eglise in Pomerol), utilize the winemaking expertise of both Michel Rolland and Jean-Luc Thunevin. Made up of 56 acres, the estate's red vines are planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot with an average age of 35 years. Robert Parker has said, "This is one of the most amazing quality turnarounds I have ever seen. In less than five years, Haut-Bergey has become one of the stars of Pessac-Leognan."
Category Red Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Château-Haut-Bergey
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe Garcin family has done a fabulous job in Bordeaux with their other estates, such as Barde-Haut and Clos L'Eglise in Pomerol, as well as with the nearby luxury wine from Pessac Léognan - Branon. They produce this wine from gravelly and sandy soils, of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Attractive, soft cassis and tobacco-leaf notes mixed with licorice and spice are present in this dense ruby/plum wine. It is medium-bodied with soft tannin and a relatively smooth, velvety texture, finish and opulence, giving this wine an up-front appeal, although it should age nicely for 12-15 years.

Robert Parker, April 2015
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis is a tough wine, but one with enough weight and fruit about it. It is dense and packed with potential of good things. Big fruits, big tannins and a dark structure all promise good aging with a serious, firm aftertaste. Drink from 2020.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2015
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorSolid and direct, with a core of crushed plum and blackberry fruit lined with mesquite, tobacco and singed anise notes. Juicy acidity fuels the finish. Drink now through 2019.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015

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