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Château Haut-Vigneau Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

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Vera Czerny rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

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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Château Haut-Vigneau Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005, AC Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France: Vintages 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. Drink: 2008-2012. 29678 13.50% D 750 mL  $27.95 Score: 88/100. June 21, 2008  Full Review

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