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There are few places where terroir truly affects production but Château Haut-Bailly is definitely one of those. Château Haut-Bailly has a distinctive style that harmoniously combines classicism with modernity, elegance, finesse and softness with structure. The silky smoothness of the tannins echoes the elegant yet complex aromas.


Château Haut-Bailly has great ageing potential and consistently wins praise from experts who agree that it offers complex pleasure and a richness that is neither aggressive nor ostentatious. These are natural qualities which Haut-Bailly is determined to keep.
Each year the team at Château Haut-Bailly works hard at developing the quality of the wines without interfering with nature. Since 1998, thanks to even more stringent selection controls, the wine has gained a greater depth and precision.

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There were 14 days of rain during the 1964 harvest, but those who picked before the rain did well. This Haut-Bailly does not appear to have had wet feet, as its colour, deeper than the 1970, suggests, but the nose was a bit animal, with a Band-Aid smell indicating Brett. This wine seemed to polarise opinion, with the majority praising it but a minority troubled by that Brett. It was still quite lively on the palate, though, with some tannin on the finish. Very good for its vintage and age, and certainly more distinguished than the 1970, though lacking the harmony of some of the other vintages. Much improved with aeration, with the animal note disappearing, but increasingly woody on the nose. Nonetheless, a very good wine. 93

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Léognan, Pessac Leognan

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 Stuart George, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Haut-Bailly 1964  ( Château Haut-Bailly )

There were 14 days of rain during the 1964 harvest, but those who picked before the rain did well. This Haut-Bailly does not appear to have had wet feet, as its colour, deeper than the 1970, suggests, but the nose was a bit animal, with a Band-Aid smell indicating Brett. This wine seemed to polarise opinion, with the majority praising it but a minority troubled by that Brett. It was still quite lively on the palate, though, with some tannin on the finish. Very good for its vintage and age, and certainly more distinguished than the 1970, though lacking the harmony of some of the other vintages. Much improved with aeration, with the animal note disappearing, but increasingly woody on the nose. Nonetheless, a very good wine. 93

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