Château-Haut-Bergey Pessac Leognan 2012 Bottle
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.
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.
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.