54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot
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.
Chateau Haut Bergey needs time before the tannins fade and for the oak to integrate before showing its true complexities and character. Haut Bergey about 6-8 years at least, until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 2 hours, give or take.
This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Haut Bergey offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 9-22 years of age after the vintage.
Wine Spectator 90