Château Haut-Vigneau Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005 Wine Review
|Château Haut-Vigneau Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005|
|AC Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France|
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 29678
Wine Type: Red Wine
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Château Haut-Vigneau
Agent: Lifford Agencies
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Natalie's Score: 88/100Vintages Wine Panel: Pessac-Léognan was separated from the larger Graves AC in 1987. Its distinctive soils, principally fine-draining gravel, are also assisted by its proximity to the moderating Garonne River. In fact, it is believed that the AC’s soils are pulverized rocks from when, eons ago, the river covered a much larger area. So the river not only affects the wines today, it also had an influence on the soils of the region. My note: A full-bodied, classic Bordeaux nose of cassis, blackcurrants and a touch of smoke.
This Château Haut-Vigneau Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005 was reviewed June 21, 2008
by Natalie MacLean
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Grapes for Château Haut-Vigneau were harvested by hand, and underwent a temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. It then aged in barrels for 15 months and was fined with egg-whites before bottling.
A silky, medium body wine, with smooth tannins and perfectly balanced acidity. Lots of fruit reminded me of ripe plums and black currant, with tiny bit of smoke, white pepper and all spice. A superb, contemporary wine of amazing value (it sells under $20).
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