I was rather enthusiastic to give Château Haut-Bernones Haut-Medoc 2006 a pour. Although only in the general Haut-Medoc classification [as opposed to the renowned Saint-Julien or Pauillac appellations] I felt this would prove to be both a tasty pour and a good value. Unfortunately I could not locate many details on Château Haut-Bernones, other than it is located in the commune of Cussac Fort Médoc in the Haut Medoc region of Bordeaux. It consists of 16 hectares of vineyards, and is under the aegis of Bureau Lacoste, a 4th generation négociant company that sources Bordeaux wines for importers and distributers.
Brick garnet in colour, after decanting aromas of fig, chocolate, summer woods and spice swirled about in the glass. Tart red currant and raspberry flavours were supported by earthy elements in the medium body. Spicy black peppercorn, licorice, dense raisin and toasted oak comprised the lengthy finish. Easy drinking and plush, this is an enjoyable glass at the table or sipping on its own.
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Mis en Bouteille a la Propriété [Estate Bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2016