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Chateau Haut Bergey 2005, Pessac Leognan

The glass has a dark hue, a matt, tight, black-tinged, with a very opaque core. The first nose offers plenty of ripe dark fruit; the second has gamey nuances. If you are looking for power, this is not the wine fr you. But if you are looking for Pessac Leognan 's classic elements closer to gravel, tobacco and autumnal leaves, typical of the commune, then this is the wine for you. And if you are particularly looking for a substance that helps to enhance the seam of appealingly ripe and sinewy tannins, this is the guy. Persistent, fleeting, the palate soothes with delicate flesh at first, although it is a little less fat than expected, pleasingly textured throughout the tasting.

Throughout my 20+ years' tasting career, I found Haut Bergey challenging to beat in themed BYOB dinners. It has been the desirable wine- the price, style, and pleasure. Overall this 2005 is a full-bodied wine with an easy finish, refreshing alcohol, and 10 seconds plus length.

Scores are impressive. 94Decanter, 94RP, 91JS.


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