2014 Haut-Vigneau, Pessac-Léognan SKU #1277303


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Tasting Notes

Château Haut-Vigneau is owned by Eric Perrin, the son of the late Anthony Perrin of Château Carbonnieux fame. This property is one of the best value reds in all of Bordeaux. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Co-Owner and Bordeaux Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    Delicious. Delivers everything that I want from a wine from this region. Crunchy dark red fruit, stony gravelly tones, a hint of oak and fine polished tannins. This wine way over preforms for the price point.
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    K&L Staff Member
    2014 seems like a vintage tailor-made for the Graves region. A long, cool summer kept acid levels high, lending the wines a noticeable freshness and liveliness. A nearly perfect autumn with warm days and cool nights brought the grapes to perfect ripeness, yielding an admirable sweetness of fruit. Add to that the classic Graves mineral profile and you have a veritable trifecta of taste. Owned by the Perrin family, who also own Cru Classé Chateau Carbonnieux, Chateau Haut Vigneau is always a terrific value. This 2014 vintage is partly floral, partly savory on the nose with notes of tobacco and smoke. Very lively and fresh in the mouth with classic Graves minerality and fine tannins. Soft and round with loads of sweet fruit, this medium to full-bodied effort is ready to drink tonight. Decant for best results.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    An overachieving property of Carbonnieux fame that scores big in the price/quality ratio year after year. This gravely wine has hints of spice, mineral and milk chocolate to go along with the crunchy dark currant fruit and sweet, rocky finish. Fairly deep and rich for the appellation but satisfying and super food-friendly.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a killer Bordeaux value and it's an eye-opener into how good the 2014 vintage really is. In the modern age of sound bites and short summaries, we tend to classify entire vintages into "good" or "bad." 2009 = good, for example. Anything not hyped as the greatest vintage of all time gets short shrift as a result. When broad strokes like that get painted in the wine world, two things happen: prices stay low and values get overlooked. That's exactly what happened here with the 2014 Haut Vigneau, a wine I've now enjoyed on a number of occasions. The quality is apparent in the first sip, before you've even decanted it. The fruit is pretty and restrained. The tannins are subtle and understated. The minerality of the Graves moves like an undercurrent beneath the berries and the earth. I've had this wine with steak, with chicken, even with Chinese food. It always tastes great. Then I look at the $17.99 price tag and it starts tasting even better.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    Château Haut-Vigneau is owned by Eric Perrin, the son of the late Anthony Perrin of Chateau Carbonnieux fame. This property is one of the best value reds in all of Bordeaux. The 2014 is absolutely delicious--soft and elegant with tons of ripe red fruit flavors on the mid-palate. This vintage also has a core of mineral on the palate. I prefer this to their 2012.
    Drink from 2016 to 2020


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