2004 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A top-notch effort from proprietress Helene Garcin, Haut-Bergey’s 2004 exhibits an evolved, cedary, smoky, tobacco, and sweet cherry-scented bouquet offered in a medium-bodied, supple-textured style.
Very ripe, modern style. Pronounced colour. Creamy, cassis cordiale and spice fragrance. Rich, chunky fruit with a firm tannic structure.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Red-ruby. Sexy, rather wild aromas of roasted raspberry and game. Supple but firm-edged, with good grip to the raspberry and mineral flavors. There's good fruit here but limited fat and a restrained sweetness.
Aromas of blackberry and light tobacco. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. (Web-2007)
This wine is delicious now and will cellar well for another ten years. The 2004 Bordeaux vintage was very under estimated as it came between the hyped 2003 and 2005. Prices are very reasonable and the wines are classic Bordeaux-not overdone. This wine has that mineral nose that follows to the palate. Bright fruit and great acidity. Open an hour and enjoy with a rare steak. Under $30 Bordeaux that taste this good are hard to find. (Clyde Beffa Jr., K&L)