Red

1999 Château Haut-Bergey

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • MattTM wrote:

    May 21, 2020 - Decanted for 3 hours. As noted below a fair bit of funk upfront but this calms with time in the glass. Bright red fruit and tons of plum with a solid core of minerality. Not super complex but a nice claret just entering it's drinking window. Finishes with some dusty textured tannins although I've noticed this a few times recently with the '99's. Overall a classicly styled wine in a classic vintage. Reminds me of what a deal this wine was before they shifted to the mordern end of the spectrum.

  • Justinneal654 Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 19, 2019 - This bottle opened with more panache. Dark cork, tint of brown around the edges but still plenty of color and life. Nose has a touch of funk but a surprising amount of fruit to it. Structure has mostly eroded but leaves some minerality late palate. I like the strawberry, cassis, tobacco notes. Served right out of the cellar at 55 degrees so the finish feels clipped but that may soften over time.

    An hour in, the nose is developed and alive - Dark berry with a touch of acidity. Dark flavors that hold some strength and minerality. Tannins have fully resolved and this bottle lives with a potent goodness of tobacco leaf and earthy spice.

    Hard to believe this is the same wine I had a few months back.

    The ABV is 12.5 and it shows but the flavors are still resplendent though light.

  • stephenv Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 19, 2019 - Very good value (bought for about $20 in 2008). A little funk on the nose and palate but pleasant nevertheless. Not super complicated but nice. Tannins fully integrated.

  • americanstorm Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 1, 2018 - The line up: 2010 mazilly gevrey chambertin, 2009 petit Bocq saint estephe, 2006 canalicchio bdm, 2004 ciabot berton roggeri barolo reserva from mag, 1999 haut bergey pessac leognan. 2 bottles of each except the barolo.
    An interesting wine for me since I have very little experience with Bordeaux this old. Very nice nose, tannins really smooth, fairly complex and drinking very well. Came in 4th for most everyone but still well liked.

  • Justinneal654 Likes this wine: 87 points

    November 29, 2018 - Nose was quite woody and funky but eventually added some tobacco and earthy hints that folded neatly into the early palate of a barn and deciduous forest floor. Then the wine went oddly watery and finished with some oak and dark fruit. The watery experience seemed to disappear over time, and in general I am glad I had this experience.

    The other tasters below capture some great insights.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Bergey
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Code 3760111814992

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 214 (46%)
  • Consumed 254 (54%)

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