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50 Ratings
Chateau Haut Bergey Blanc Pessac Leognan

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

Another sleeper of the vintage, the relatively evolved, elegant, complex 2008 Haut-Bergey offers up notes of smoked tobacco, cassis, cherries, licorice, Asian plum sauce and spice box. With abundant fruit, an opulent texture and an elegant style, this pretty, medium-bodied, richly fruity wine.

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    Big, dry Bordeaux. Pure wine; no juice. Currant. Strong tannins. Tight at first.

    about 6 years
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    boring no depth

    almost 8 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Bright, deep ruby-red. Wild, musky aromas of plum, dark cherry, truffle and game, lifted by menthol and licorice. Supple and sweet, offering pure, nicely delineated red fruit flavors and considerable early appeal. A lively, firm midweight, finishing with solid, dusty tannins and very good lift and length. Tasted next to the Branon, also from the Garcin family and consulting winemaker Alain Raynaud, this was less exotic and lush but perhaps more classic and vibrant.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/10/2014