Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Haut Bergey reveals pronounced notes of crème de cassis, stewed plums and baked blackberries with hints of spice cake, mincemeat pie and bay leaves. Full-bodied, firm and chewy in the mouth, the palate delivers a great concentration of berry preserves layers, finishing savory.
42% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot; 15% new oak. Barrel sample. Black-cherry colour. Very ripe black fruit, lifted but with a hint of Ribena. Dry like dark chocolate on the palate, fresher than I expected from the nose. Tannins are thick and smooth. Dry and just fresh enough on the finish, the tannins fining out at the end. (JH) 13.5% Drink 2024-2032