Chateau Haut-Bergey (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 92-94
This wine is consistent and usually good value too. It's deep in colour as it has Merlot, both Cabs, Petit Verdot and Malbec in the mix, and it has lovely juiciness and balance. The palate is intense and powerful but mouthwatering. Blackberry and raspberry fruits abound, and the tannins are just tough enough to give structure but soft enough to let the light in. It's aged in 300l oak barrels, plus some stainless steel and egg-shaped concrete vats. Certified organic and biodynamic from this vintage (or rather, certification will arrive at the end of the year, so from the 2019 vintage, but also fully practised for 2018). They made no wine in 2017 so I'm happy to see it do so well this year. Owned by the Garcin family. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040. Barrel Sample: 93
Barrel Sample: 91-92
Barrel Sample: 90-92
The 28.5 hectares of land are located in the heart of the village of Léognan, mecca of Graves.