A big, powerful wine, the 2014 Haut-Bergey hits the palate with an exotic mélange of smoke, cured meats, tobacco, black fruit, incense and dark spices. Deep, rich and quite concentrated, the 2014 is bursting at the seams with personality. Don't expect the 2014 to drink well anytime soon. Still, for those who can wait, the 2014 has plenty to offer. The substantial yet silky finish alone is hugely appealing. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. (AG)
The Château Haut-Bergey 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot (though is pinch of Petit Verdot according Hélène Garçin-Léveque) raised in 30% new oak. It has a lot of ripeness on the nose, quite “full-on” in style and showing just a little sur-maturité. The palate is better, reining the opulence of the aromatics in with quite dense blackberry and raspberry fruit with commendable delineation on the finish. It just needs to contain that over-enthusiasm on the nose. (NM)
A solid, grippy-edged style, with a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit laced with tar and roasted apple wood notes. Picks up needed energy on the finish. A bit brooding in feel, but there's ample depth of fruit and grip to wait this out. Best from 2019 through 2027. (JM)
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