|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
Chateau Haut Bergey Pessac Leognan 2015
Chateau Haut Bergey has a sappy core of kirsch and plum preserve flavors, laced with bright, fresh bay leaf and savory notes. A well-buried iron spine holds the finish, letting the fruit play out. Fleshes out nicely in the glass. Very solid. Best from 2019 through 2027. 10,000 cases
The 2015 Chateau Haut Bergey has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, plum, hard candy and mint are all pushed forward. This decidedly succulent Pessac Léognan has gained considerable body, texture and complexity in barrel. Today, it is terrific.
Attractive violets, cassis and wild herbs on the nose, which leads into a sturdy palate, which has a firm wedge of tannins amid flavors of currants and cassis. Best from 2020.
This shows Pessac typicity – not as ripe as Pomerol, or even Margaux, in 2015, but it has lovely welcoming dark fruits. It’s even-handed and very good quality, and should be ready to start drinking over the next few years. There’s an initial touch of brett on the nose, but it clears to reveal an elegant balance.
The wines have a dense but lighter robe than the Medoc. The hue is ruby with a touch ranging from purple to brick depending on the evolution.
The bouquet is often fruity, with currant and other red and black fruits to which are added smoked or roasted notes.
Composed on average of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, the red wines of Pessac-Léognan make a good compromise between marked tannins and the greediness of the fruit. We thus find red and ripe fruits, and empyreumatic notes.