Wine Details

Château Haut-Bailly
Grand Cru Classé Graves
France • Bordeaux • Pessac-Léognan
Jeff Tolmie - 30.12.2008
Deep and cloudy ruby red. Subtle complex aromas of dark berries, violets and lightly smoked licorice. Medium bodied. Toasted blackberries with sturdy tart acids. Good earthy tannins make the mid palate nice and chewy. There is a lush blueberry note lasting long into the finish. Quite dry - This wine is more austere than a the wines from Domaine de Chevalier.
Jancis Robinson
Some evolution at the rim. Ripe and not immediately obviously Pessac-Léognan on the nose. A bit dull and red wine–like. Solid and stolid.
Alcohol: 13%
A CRU CLASSÉ estate located in the PESSAC-LÉOGNAN AC of the GRAVES district. It produces high-quality red wines but no white wines (as many Graves châteaus do). There are around 69 acres, and the approximate proportion of grapes is 65 percent CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 25 percent MERLOT, and 10 percent CABERNET FRANC. The wines are highly regarded-some compare their quality to those of a TROISIÈME CRU (third growth) from the MÉDOC. The better VINTAGES can AGE from 15 to 20 years. The château's SECOND LABEL is called La Parde de Haut-Bailly.

Many excellent red wines here and a consistency of quality to rival Margaux and St. Julien. The top wines had that wonderful tobacco, earthy, opulent fruit quality. Even in the second division these wines showed plenty of personality and the potential to provide a lot of pleasure. Greens Beverages

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