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Château Haut-Bergey

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2023
91
Using less oak for the aging, the wine shows more elegance, with additional purity in its character. The wine is soft, fruity, ripe, and elegant, with a smoky edge to the cherries in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040. 90-92 Pts.

Using less oak for the aging, the wine shows more elegance, with additional purity in its character. The wine is soft, fruity, ripe, and elegant, with a smoky edge to the cherries in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Smoke, flowers, cherries, espresso, and tobacco initially get your attention. The wine is soft, creamy, fresh and polished. There is sweetness to the berries with notes of chocolate, and espresso accompanying the fruits in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Smoke, flowers, cherries, espresso, and tobacco initially get your attention. The wine is soft, creamy, fresh and polished. There is sweetness to the berries with notes of chocolate, and espresso accompanying the fruits in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2020
91
The nose kicks off with espresso, coffee bean, chocolate, black cherries and flowers. The wine is rich, fleshy and concentrated with dark red fruits, toasty oak and chocolate. Round-textured and youthful, it is going to need a year or more in the cellar to allow the oak to better integrate. Drink from 2025-2040.

The nose kicks off with espresso, coffee bean, chocolate, black cherries and flowers. The wine is rich, fleshy and concentrated with dark red fruits, toasty oak and chocolate. Round-textured and youthful, it is going to need a year or more in the cellar to allow the oak to better integrate. Drink from 2025-2040.

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Strong notes of espresso bean, spice, mint, herbs and dark red fruits come to surface with little effort. On the palate, you find lush, round, sweet, glossy, polished ripe red fruits, soft textures and silky tannins in the round finish. 90-92 Pts

Strong notes of espresso bean, spice, mint, herbs and dark red fruits come to surface with little effort. On the palate, you find lush, round, sweet, glossy, polished ripe red fruits, soft textures and silky tannins in the round finish. 90-92 Pts

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2020
91
A touch of almond, crisp lemon and waxy grapefruit scents create the perfume. On the palate the wine is sweet, juicy, lush and fresh with a honeyed lemon and grassy character in the finish. 91 Pts

A touch of almond, crisp lemon and waxy grapefruit scents create the perfume. On the palate the wine is sweet, juicy, lush and fresh with a honeyed lemon and grassy character in the finish. 91 Pts

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2019
89
White peach, orange and yellow tropical fruit and a hint of buttery vanilla make this an alluring wine to pop for near-term enjoyment. Drink from 2022-2027.

White peach, orange and yellow tropical fruit and a hint of buttery vanilla make this an alluring wine to pop for near-term enjoyment. Drink from 2022-2027.

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2018
92
Flowers, cigar box, tobacco, espresso and black cherries are all over the place. On the palate, the wine readily serves up a concentrated dose of espresso bean, dark cocoa, red and black plums and leafy herbs. Give a few years for the oak to calm down better integrate and enjoy for about 15 years after that.

Flowers, cigar box, tobacco, espresso and black cherries are all over the place. On the palate, the wine readily serves up a concentrated dose of espresso bean, dark cocoa, red and black plums and leafy herbs. Give a few years for the oak to calm down better integrate and enjoy for about 15 years after that.

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Wet earth, vanilla, espresso, tobacco leaf and ripe, juicy black cherries are all over the place. Lusciously textured with sweet plum and cherry notes, the finish blends Maraschino cherries and espresso bean. 92-94 Pts

Wet earth, vanilla, espresso, tobacco leaf and ripe, juicy black cherries are all over the place. Lusciously textured with sweet plum and cherry notes, the finish blends Maraschino cherries and espresso bean. 92-94 Pts

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2018
92
Juicy, fruity and fresh with ripe, sweet, creamy lemons, orange rind, white peach and tropical notes on the nose and palate. This is frankly disarmingly easy to taste already. It is perfect for dinner tonight!

Juicy, fruity and fresh with ripe, sweet, creamy lemons, orange rind, white peach and tropical notes on the nose and palate. This is frankly disarmingly easy to taste already. It is perfect for dinner tonight!

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Honeysuckle, vanilla, bright yellow tropical fruit and citrus notes are in the nose and on the palate. This is going to best if consumed in its first few years of life for all that sweet, ripe, bright citrus.

Honeysuckle, vanilla, bright yellow tropical fruit and citrus notes are in the nose and on the palate. This is going to best if consumed in its first few years of life for all that sweet, ripe, bright citrus.

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2016
91
Lush, round, juicy, polished and forward, the wine is silky, ripe, fruity and with just a few years, ready for prime-time drinking.

Lush, round, juicy, polished and forward, the wine is silky, ripe, fruity and with just a few years, ready for prime-time drinking.

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Smoky, earthy, dark, red fruits, polished, forward and in a crowd pleasing, upfront, medium bodied style. There is nice plush textures, but not a lot of complexity.

Smoky, earthy, dark, red fruits, polished, forward and in a crowd pleasing, upfront, medium bodied style. There is nice plush textures, but not a lot of complexity.

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2015
90
Ripe dark red berries, thyme, and smoke in the nose lead to a blast of dark cherries in the plush, round, finish. 89 - 91 Pts

Ripe dark red berries, thyme, and smoke in the nose lead to a blast of dark cherries in the plush, round, finish. 89 - 91 Pts

5,877 Views   Tasted
2015
91
With ample, refreshing lemon, lime and pomelo scents in the perfume, the wine is sweet, fresh and invigorating from start to finish.

With ample, refreshing lemon, lime and pomelo scents in the perfume, the wine is sweet, fresh and invigorating from start to finish.

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2014
90
An approach-ably styled Pessac Leognan with mature black cherries, smooth textures and a smoky, spice box and black cherry finish. 89-90 Pts

An approach-ably styled Pessac Leognan with mature black cherries, smooth textures and a smoky, spice box and black cherry finish. 89-90 Pts

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2014
91
Buttery, yellow citrus fruits with green apples and vanilla bean create an aromatic profile. This wine is zesty, fresh and sweet with a splash of grapefruit and lemon peel in the finish. 90-92 Pts

Buttery, yellow citrus fruits with green apples and vanilla bean create an aromatic profile. This wine is zesty, fresh and sweet with a splash of grapefruit and lemon peel in the finish. 90-92 Pts

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2013
89
Chocolate-covered raspberries, smoke, coffee and cherry are on display in this open, forward and round wine. This will drink well on release. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. 88-89 Pts

Chocolate-covered raspberries, smoke, coffee and cherry are on display in this open, forward and round wine. This will drink well on release. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. 88-89 Pts

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2013
90
Crisp lemon, lime and pomelo—along with sweet, fresh lemons and vanilla are found in this easy-drinking white Bordeaux wine. 89-91 Pts

Crisp lemon, lime and pomelo—along with sweet, fresh lemons and vanilla are found in this easy-drinking white Bordeaux wine. 89-91 Pts

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2012
90
The espresso bean, truffle and cherry tones in the nose are followed by a medium bodied, soft, forward wine with a kiss of smoke, oak and black cherries in the finish that can be enjoyed in its youth.

The espresso bean, truffle and cherry tones in the nose are followed by a medium bodied, soft, forward wine with a kiss of smoke, oak and black cherries in the finish that can be enjoyed in its youth.

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Silky, polished textures with smoky, ripe fruits, vanilla and espresso bean notes, with an open, inviting personality are found in this wine. 89-91 Pts

Silky, polished textures with smoky, ripe fruits, vanilla and espresso bean notes, with an open, inviting personality are found in this wine. 89-91 Pts

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2012
91
Bright citrus, orange and honeysuckle in the nose open to a vibrant, fresh, refreshing blast of grapefruit, lemons and vanilla in the crisp finish.

Bright citrus, orange and honeysuckle in the nose open to a vibrant, fresh, refreshing blast of grapefruit, lemons and vanilla in the crisp finish.

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2011
87
Medium-bodied, forward, already mature, round, soft, lighter-styled, easy-drinking charmer with a touch of smoke, oak, earth, cocoa, and cherries. Drink this over the next few years as it is not a wine for further aging.

Medium-bodied, forward, already mature, round, soft, lighter-styled, easy-drinking charmer with a touch of smoke, oak, earth, cocoa, and cherries. Drink this over the next few years as it is not a wine for further aging.

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2011
90
From a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, the wine is fresh, lively and packed with lemon, lime, crisp grapefruit and vanilla notes. This proved to be a delicious, crisp, summer afternoon treat.

From a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, the wine is fresh, lively and packed with lemon, lime, crisp grapefruit and vanilla notes. This proved to be a delicious, crisp, summer afternoon treat.

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2010
92
One of the top values from Pessac Leognan offers aromas of espresso, tobacco, black raspberry and smoke. The smooth, soft textures, forward personality and fresh, ripe berries make this already pleasurable to drink, and with some bottle age, it’s going to get even better.

One of the top values from Pessac Leognan offers aromas of espresso, tobacco, black raspberry and smoke. The smooth, soft textures, forward personality and fresh, ripe berries make this already pleasurable to drink, and with some bottle age, it’s going to get even better.

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2010 Haut Bergey Blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon with 35% Merlot produced a wine filled with licorice, smoke, oak and cassis. This suave, round, soft textured wine ends with earthy, blackberry and coffee. 91-93 Pts

2010 Haut Bergey Blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon with 35% Merlot produced a wine filled with licorice, smoke, oak and cassis. This suave, round, soft textured wine ends with earthy, blackberry and coffee. 91-93 Pts

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2010
90
This medium bodied charmer is ready to go with its vanilla, honeyed lemon, floral and lively grapefruit character.

This medium bodied charmer is ready to go with its vanilla, honeyed lemon, floral and lively grapefruit character.

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2009
91
Smoke, coffee, licorice, black plums, dark cherry and fresh cut herb aromas add to the soft, plush, round textured wine. The vanilla, black cherry finish is already a treat to taste. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this round wine will deliver pleasure young.

Smoke, coffee, licorice, black plums, dark cherry and fresh cut herb aromas add to the soft, plush, round textured wine. The vanilla, black cherry finish is already a treat to taste. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this round wine will deliver pleasure young.

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2009 Haut Bergey is ruby colored with licorice, black raspberry, coffee, and smoke aromas. The wine has round textures, and finishes with sweet, dark berry and spice flavors. 90-92 Pts

2009 Haut Bergey is ruby colored with licorice, black raspberry, coffee, and smoke aromas. The wine has round textures, and finishes with sweet, dark berry and spice flavors. 90-92 Pts

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2009
92
Citrus, floral, apple and honeysuckle scents pair well with the fleshy, full bodied, plush wine. This blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon ends with a fresh, lightly honeyed, spicy. citrus oil dominated finish.

Citrus, floral, apple and honeysuckle scents pair well with the fleshy, full bodied, plush wine. This blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon ends with a fresh, lightly honeyed, spicy. citrus oil dominated finish.

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2008
90
Blackberry, gravel, coffee, licorice, smoke and earthy aromatics are abundant. Medium bodied, with easy to like textures, this medium bodied Pessac Leognan ends with spicy, black cherries. This Bordeaux value wine is already drinking well.

Blackberry, gravel, coffee, licorice, smoke and earthy aromatics are abundant. Medium bodied, with easy to like textures, this medium bodied Pessac Leognan ends with spicy, black cherries. This Bordeaux value wine is already drinking well.

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Haut Bergey offers a nose of cherry pipe tobacco, forest floor, blackberry, smoke and coca scents. This easy to like wine will offer a lot of pleasure early. It remains one of the better priced wines from Pessac Leognan.

Haut Bergey offers a nose of cherry pipe tobacco, forest floor, blackberry, smoke and coca scents. This easy to like wine will offer a lot of pleasure early. It remains one of the better priced wines from Pessac Leognan.

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2008
91
Honeydew, vanilla, orange peel and citrus oil aromas open to a fat, sweet, slightly cloying, citrus and piquant lemony finish.

Honeydew, vanilla, orange peel and citrus oil aromas open to a fat, sweet, slightly cloying, citrus and piquant lemony finish.

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2007
91
From a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, the wine offers honeyed lemon, grapefruit, melon, vanilla and floral notes. Round in texture and packed with fruit, the finish ends with fresh, pure, ripe, lively honeydew melon, citrus and spice flavors.

From a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, the wine offers honeyed lemon, grapefruit, melon, vanilla and floral notes. Round in texture and packed with fruit, the finish ends with fresh, pure, ripe, lively honeydew melon, citrus and spice flavors.

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2006
90
With a smoky, espresso, thyme and cherry tobacco nose, the wine is medium/full bodied, soft and round in texture, with a sweet, dark cherry and espresso finish.

With a smoky, espresso, thyme and cherry tobacco nose, the wine is medium/full bodied, soft and round in texture, with a sweet, dark cherry and espresso finish.

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With deep color, licorice, smoke, coffee, blackberries, smoke and spice are easy to find. With round tannins and soft textures, this medium/full bodied wine is already showing well.

With deep color, licorice, smoke, coffee, blackberries, smoke and spice are easy to find. With round tannins and soft textures, this medium/full bodied wine is already showing well.

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2005
90
Displaying a lightness in color, there is a mature, softness to the dark berries, with a perfume of earth, cherries, espresso and fresh herbs that feel round and soft in the berry, filled finish. This is not a wine to hold for further aging.

Displaying a lightness in color, there is a mature, softness to the dark berries, with a perfume of earth, cherries, espresso and fresh herbs that feel round and soft in the berry, filled finish. This is not a wine to hold for further aging.

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Fennel, chocolate, dark berry and fresh oak scents make up the prefume, This has a soft, supple entry with no hard edges. It finishes with sweet blackberry and black raspberry flavors. This is one of the best buys in 2005.,

Fennel, chocolate, dark berry and fresh oak scents make up the prefume, This has a soft, supple entry with no hard edges. It finishes with sweet blackberry and black raspberry flavors. This is one of the best buys in 2005.,

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This opulently styled wine will really start shining when the oak calms down, allowing the fleshy dark fruit to come to the front. This is one of the top values from the vintage and especially Pessac Leognan.

This opulently styled wine will really start shining when the oak calms down, allowing the fleshy dark fruit to come to the front. This is one of the top values from the vintage and especially Pessac Leognan.

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2004
88
The smoke, tobacco, earth and blackberry characteristics are fully mature and should be consumed over the next 5 years or so.

The smoke, tobacco, earth and blackberry characteristics are fully mature and should be consumed over the next 5 years or so.

4,321 Views   Tasted
2001
90
Fully mature, with a smoke, coffee, black cherry, earth and fennel nose, the wine is soft, round and very easy to drink. This is not going to make old bones. I'd opt for drinking the wine over the next 5 years.

Fully mature, with a smoke, coffee, black cherry, earth and fennel nose, the wine is soft, round and very easy to drink. This is not going to make old bones. I'd opt for drinking the wine over the next 5 years.

4,131 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Fully mature, with a smoke, coffee, vanilla, earth, tobacco and black cherry scented nose, the wine is soft, round and open for business. The only drawback is, the amount of oak, some tasters will not like that and the finish is a tad short. On the other hand, the texture and ripe fruit more than offset those other issues. This is probably drinking about as well as it's going to get, as it does not seem to have moved over the past few years. There is no hurry to drink it. It should remain at this level for at least another decade.

Fully mature, with a smoke, coffee, vanilla, earth, tobacco and black cherry scented nose, the wine is soft, round and open for business. The only drawback is, the amount of oak, some tasters will not like that and the finish is a tad short. On the other hand, the texture and ripe fruit more than offset those other issues. This is probably drinking about as well as it's going to get, as it does not seem to have moved over the past few years. There is no hurry to drink it. It should remain at this level for at least another decade.

4,590 Views   Tasted
Chocolate, cherry pipe tobacco, smoke, leaves, herbs, fennel and a light kiss of oak pair with a medium bodied Pessac Leognan wine that ends in a black cherry, bitter chocolate and tart strawberry finish. This is probably as good as this wine is going to get.

Chocolate, cherry pipe tobacco, smoke, leaves, herbs, fennel and a light kiss of oak pair with a medium bodied Pessac Leognan wine that ends in a black cherry, bitter chocolate and tart strawberry finish. This is probably as good as this wine is going to get.

6,585 Views   Tasted
This is a Jekyll and Hyde wine. The problem is, there is no way to tell who is going to show up, the good doctor, or his alter ego Mr. Hyde. The perfume shows oak, licorice, smoke, coffee, black fruit and hints of vanilla. Full bodied and round in the mouth, with good concentration. The wine ends with some oak and sweet dark cherries. At 10 years of age, this is showing too much oak. Other bottles have displayedless oak while delivering more fruit and freshness. But last night, Dr. Jekyll stayed home, while Mr. Hyde came to dinner and watched the Lakers take down the Celtics!

This is a Jekyll and Hyde wine. The problem is, there is no way to tell who is going to show up, the good doctor, or his alter ego Mr. Hyde. The perfume shows oak, licorice, smoke, coffee, black fruit and hints of vanilla. Full bodied and round in the mouth, with good concentration. The wine ends with some oak and sweet dark cherries. At 10 years of age, this is showing too much oak. Other bottles have displayedless oak while delivering more fruit and freshness. But last night, Dr. Jekyll stayed home, while Mr. Hyde came to dinner and watched the Lakers take down the Celtics!

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Black raspberry, oak, jammy blackberry and dark raspberry scents make up the perfume. Soft in texture, this ripe, fruit filled, already open wine is very expressive.

Black raspberry, oak, jammy blackberry and dark raspberry scents make up the perfume. Soft in texture, this ripe, fruit filled, already open wine is very expressive.

8,248 Views   Tasted
1999
89
Red and black fruits on the nose with a gentle touch of herbs & oak. Medium bodied. Lush palate entry. This is a well priced, early drinker that does not require bottle age.

Red and black fruits on the nose with a gentle touch of herbs & oak. Medium bodied. Lush palate entry. This is a well priced, early drinker that does not require bottle age.

3,092 Views   Tasted