94pts James Suckling
Lots of crushed stone and blackberry with some walnut and mushroom. Dried-earth undertone. Medium-to full-bodied with round, ripe tannins and a savory finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certification.
93pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine is dense, with serious initial tannins that mask the black fruits. The structure is in place and behind the black currant fruits. Together they promise a wine with plenty of aging potential.
91pts Wine Spectator
Shows nice breadth, with warm earth and paving stone notes supporting a core of gently mulled red and black currant fruit. Delivers a dusting of tobacco and cedar on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Intense blackberry and hawthorn flavors where you just know there is juice and character without going overboard. Not overly polished, not overoaked there is a lot to enjoy here, although a point of bitterness on the finish pulls things up a little short.
90pts Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Haut Bergey strides out of the glass with notes of stewed black and red plums, baked blackberries and Morello cherries, plus touches of tar, unsmoked cigars and charcuterie with a touch of bay leaves. The medium-bodied palate has a pleasant chewiness and just enough freshness to frame the black fruit layers, finishing long and savory.
The 2020 vintage is characterized by its power and its fresh and dense fruit. Fine and precise tannins announce a great aging capability.
Blend: 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
In the fifteenth century, the lord of La Louviere and Lord Olivier proceeded to land consolidation. Thus was born "The Noble House of Pontey, today Chateau Haut-Bergey. In 1700, Sir John Francis Cresse, advisor to the parliament of Bordeaux makes his home. In 1772, the estate had 100 hectares of vines. A century later, the vineyard was abandoned and rebuilt the castle in 1850 is a property approval. It was not until the second half of this century, 1957 specifically so that gradually the area regains its past wine. In March 1991, Sylviane Garcin Cathiard acquired Chateau Haut-Bergey.
The 28.5 hectares of land are located in the heart of the village of Léognan, mecca of Graves.