Château Haut-Bergey

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8361 ratings
8.846 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Ryan Wofford

Med tannins, lighter side of Bordeaux

Med tannins, lighter side of Bordeaux

May 7th, 2018
DrinkBordeaux

One of the better values from the great 2000 vintage...Château Haut-Bergey from #PessacLeognan. Still drinking at its peak and showing its age in the best way. Black currant, cigar box, smoke, violets, and coffee. Lots of floral elements. Medium bodied and lots of finesse. Fine tannic structure. Good minerality on the medium length finish. An interesting wine from Pessac that at times seemed to masquerade as a wine from Margaux. There is enough depth of fruit and tannic structure for this to keep going for at least a few more years.

One of the better values from the great 2000 vintage...Château Haut-Bergey from #PessacLeognan. Still drinking at its peak and showing its age in the best way. Black currant, cigar box, smoke, violets, and coffee. Lots of floral elements. Medium bodied and lots of finesse. Fine tannic structure. Good minerality on the medium length finish. An interesting wine from Pessac that at times seemed to masquerade as a wine from Margaux. There is enough depth of fruit and tannic structure for this to keep going for at least a few more years.

2 people found it helpfulJul 26th, 2016
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Fruity on the nose with cola, blackberries, figs, cherries, vanilla, cocoa, espresso and light black pepper.

Bone dry on the palate with cherries, red currants, vanilla, pencil lead, blackberries, blueberries, cloves, chocolate, licorice, Cola and light white pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with nice legs and medium acidity.

Medium finish with soft tannins, black pepper and cherries.

What a nice and enjoyable left bank Bordeaux. Nicely balanced, and needs time to open up properly. Good age for a while but it is drinking very well right now.

Aged in oak barrels for 18 months.

91 points Robert Parker.

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Fruity on the nose with cola, blackberries, figs, cherries, vanilla, cocoa, espresso and light black pepper.

Bone dry on the palate with cherries, red currants, vanilla, pencil lead, blackberries, blueberries, cloves, chocolate, licorice, Cola and light white pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with nice legs and medium acidity.

Medium finish with soft tannins, black pepper and cherries.

What a nice and enjoyable left bank Bordeaux. Nicely balanced, and needs time to open up properly. Good age for a while but it is drinking very well right now.

Aged in oak barrels for 18 months.

91 points Robert Parker.

2 people found it helpfulMar 11th, 2016
Jade Hallett

A back release from the winery. Lots of tobacco and red fruit. Good acidity

A back release from the winery. Lots of tobacco and red fruit. Good acidity

2 people found it helpfulDec 1st, 2015
Carlos Tito Santos

Chateu Haut-Bergey

Chateu Haut-Bergey

2 people found it helpfulSep 8th, 2013
Eve
9.0

Dark burgundy color, smooth and round, nice acidity in mouth

Dark burgundy color, smooth and round, nice acidity in mouth

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2017
Rafael Landestoy

This was surprisingly great with the pernil. Don't think the winemaker intended to be paired with Cuban pork but it went so well together.

This was surprisingly great with the pernil. Don't think the winemaker intended to be paired with Cuban pork but it went so well together.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Big departure from the first two Bordeauxs but nice in its own right. Al lot more fruit in the nose and palate.

Big departure from the first two Bordeauxs but nice in its own right. Al lot more fruit in the nose and palate.

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2015
Anthony Piazza

Lovely with smashed potatoes in bacon fat, roast chicken, and asparagus.

Lovely with smashed potatoes in bacon fat, roast chicken, and asparagus.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Nice value wine for $25. Beautiful evolution in the bottle. Bright fruits; blackberries, cherries, strawberries, black cherry cola, salted carmel, soft leather & black earth, dusty oak barrel toast with gravely pebbles/crushed dry rocks & a slight hint of green bell pepper.

Nice value wine for $25. Beautiful evolution in the bottle. Bright fruits; blackberries, cherries, strawberries, black cherry cola, salted carmel, soft leather & black earth, dusty oak barrel toast with gravely pebbles/crushed dry rocks & a slight hint of green bell pepper.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2015