For those of us living in cold-weather climates, we’re at the point when we’re counting down the weeks ’till spring. In the meantime, though, one thing that makes winter weekends so satisfying is the nice, hearty roasted meal – whether lamb, pork, or just about anything else “ston fourno.”
And few wines provide the perfect complement to that meal like Chateau Haut Bergey, Pessac-Leognan, 2008.
This is textbook Bordeaux and absolutely stunning!
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this wine is a must have for Bordeaux enthusiasts, and lovers of dark, earthy, opulent reds. While the consensus is that this wine will age with grace, I found it to be drinking quite well in its current state. Juicy blackberry and strawberry are present, but some secondary flavors of cedar, tobacco, and stone, are making their way to the forefront.
Pessac-Leognan is on the left bank of Bordeaux, in the northern part of Graves. This 60/40 Merlot split is typical of the region’s reds. In general, reds from Pessac-Leognan are a more rustic style of Bordeaux, featuring a dusty, earthy character on the palate.
This wine is a delight to enjoy over a meal, as it opens up and morphs with time to breathe.