2009 - Ch Haut Bergey Pessac-Léognan
06A9HBER _ 2009 - Ch Haut Bergey Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Bergey
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2016 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
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2009 CH HAUT BERGEY PESSAC-LÉOGNAN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Bergey
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2016 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £404.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010

    Strong cocoa and vanillaad aromas. This is a rich and concentrated wine, with layered black fruit flavours on the finish.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2012,
    Score: 94

    A blend of just over 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot (last year I mistakenly wrote that the balance was Cabernet Franc), the opaque ruby/purple-colored 2009 reveals notes of scorched earth/burning embers/charcoal, black currants, ripe cherries and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied and pure with sweet tannin, this is an under-the-radar, high quality claret to drink over the next 20-25 years. As powerful and rich as the 2000 and 2010, Haut-Bergey’s 2009 is another of the over-achieving, value-priced Bordeaux that are increasingly difficult to find. The estate, which is owned by Helene Garcin (who also owns Clos l’Eglise and Barde-Haut, and makes the cult wine, Branon, from a vineyard adjacent to Haut-Bergey), is situated near Malartic Lagraviere and Domaine de Chevalier. Drink: 2012 - 2037

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2010,
    Score: 92-94

    One of the best over-achieving, value-priced wines in Pessac-Leognan, Haut-Bergey's vineyard enjoysa 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. Drink: 2010 - 2030

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 16

    Black red, concentrated tobacco leaf cassis fruit, good concentration and vigour, has a greenness that needs to soften. Drink 2014-20.

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Producer

Château Haut-Bergey

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.