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Sunday, June 07, 2009

2004 Chateau Haut-Bergeron Sauternes

Located in the Sauternes commune of Bordeaux, Chateau Haut-Bergeron has been in the enduring hands of the same family (Lamothe) since the end of the 18th century. In the 1950's the estate was expanded into nearby vineyards as well as into Barsac. Haut-Bergeron is an esteemed and regionally well-regarded property, with over 61 acres of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle planted to vine.

This golden colored dessert wine is a blend of 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon blanc, and 2% Muscadelle. As with most Sauternes this wine has an intriguing aroma profile filled with nuances of peach, apricot, and french vanilla. On the palate the wine shows delicate flavors of dried apricot, orange marmalade, and honey. The wine is relatively light on the palate and shows a nice zip of acid on the finish. For Sauternes, this wine shows just a medium-length finish and perhaps lacks a bit of power and edge. Great Sauternes usually will be a bit heavier in terms of texture and complexity, but this wine is a very sleek and crisp style. It's truly the kind of dessert wine that doesn't overwhelm me during the hot summer months here in Phoenix, and hence I like it!  90 points

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vuluganck said...

I don't know what the title means, the name is just like the latin language.what is that ?Wine ? where does this wine come from ? I don't drink but I can feel it very special.But it's quite hard huh? 90% Semillon.I will be drunk with just 1 small cup

 
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