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Château Haut-Bergey Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2009

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One of the best over-achieving, value-priced wines in Pessac-Leognan, Haut-Bergey’s vineyard enjoys a superb location near Malartic-Lagraviere and Domaine de Chevalier. Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot, the opaque purple-hued 2009 reveals a big, exuberant nose of charcoal, black currants, sweet cherries, and graphite. Dense and full-bodied, with beautiful purity, texture, and length, it should drink well for 20+ years. (Tasted two times.) P.S. I also tasted the brilliant 2000 Haut-Bergey in March, 2010, and it was still a youngster in terms of its development

Château Haut-Bergey:
In the fifteenth century, the lord of La Louviere and Lord Olivier proceeded to land consolidation land. Thus was born "The Noble House Pontey" today CHATEAU HAUT-BERGEY. In 1700 Sir John Francis Cresse, member of parliament of Bordeaux made it his home. In 1772, the estate has 100 hectares of vines. A century later, the vineyard was abandoned and rebuilt in 1850 the castle became a property a... Read more
In the fifteenth century, the lord of La Louviere and Lord Olivier proceeded to land consolidation land. Thus was born "The Noble House Pontey" today CHATEAU HAUT-BERGEY. In 1700 Sir John Francis Cresse, member of parliament of Bordeaux made it his home. In 1772, the estate has 100 hectares of vines. A century later, the vineyard was abandoned and rebuilt in 1850 the castle became a property approval. It was not until the second half of this century, 1957 specifically for the field gradually found its wine. In March 1991, Sylviane Garcin Cathiard acquires CHATEAU HAUT-BERGEY. Granddaughter of a wine merchant and business woman, her approach is that of a connoisseur who appreciates fine wines. It is a favorite for the land of promise and charm CASTLE HIGH BERGEY it undertakes a major project to rehabilitate the farm, in the respect for tradition. AN EXCEPTIONAL REGION NATURALLY The 28.5 acres of land are located in the heart of the village of LEOGNAN, instead of Graves. There are tens of thousands of years, many floods of the Garonne left a wide variety of gravels, pebbles and stones that constitute the complexity of the soil. In spring, the earth warms slowly and during summer nights and especially in September, the grapes gravel reflects heat they have stored during the day. HIGH-BERGEY, these ridges serious have excellent southern exposure, south-west with low slopes providing natural drainage. The subsoil consists of clay, limestone and in places of filth lift iron contribute to the uniqueness and personality of the wines of HIGH BERGEY. The appellation Pessac LEOGNAN an exceptional way on the same soil, both of Big Red and Big White. Thus the vineyards CHATEAU HAUT-BERGEY comprises 26.5 hectares of red grapes and 2 hectares of white grapes. Everything is done to make the best wines the vintage red hand, the carefully sorted in the vineyard and winery. The grapes are transported in crates to the sorting table to avoid crowding and oxidation. The wine is a traditional way: Each parcel is vinified separately in small tanks thermoregulated. The wine is aged in oak barrels in French for 16-18 months depending on vintage. The white grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes, are sorted. The selection of clusters is made in the vineyard and winery. The vinification is traditional, the fermentation takes place in oak barrels. The breeding of white wine goes with lees stirring frequency which varies according to its evolution. The white wine spends 10 to 12 months in oak cask barrels of Allier. Read less

External Reviews for Château Haut-Bergey Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/24/2010

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Haut Bergey Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

(80% sauvignon blanc and 20% semillon; 14% alcohol) Straw-yellow with gold highlights. The initially intensely oaky nose slowly reveals mineral and citrus fruit aromas along with rather obvious burnt almond and caramel notes. Then surprisingly fresh ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Haut Bergey Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Haut-Bergey 09 is very conservative on the nose with mulberry and blackberry leaf earthy notes developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannins and low acidity. It is easy drinking and pleasurable and might just age better than you think. We will see. Tasted January 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

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. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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One of the best over-achieving, value-priced wines in Pessac-Leognan, Haut-Bergey’s vineyard enjoys a superb location near Malartic-Lagraviere and Domaine de Chevalier. Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot, the opaque purple-hued 2009 reveals a big, exuberant nose of charcoal, black currants, sweet cherries, and graphite. Dense and full-bodied, with beautiful purity, texture, and length, it should drink well for 20+ years. (Tasted two times.) P.S. I also tasted the brilliant 2000 Haut-Bergey in March, 2010, and it was still a youngster in terms of its development

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