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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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Medium-depth mahogany, lighter in colour than any of the previous wines. Fully mature, with cedarwood and leather on the nose. Linden Wilkie detected a tiny bit of Brett, but it contributes to the savoury character rather than detracting from the sweet fruit that remains on the soft and gentle palate. Mellow, quite moreish, and holding up well, but not for keeping much longer. It falls short on the finish compared to the other wines tasted here. A lovely old wine, but undistinguished. 87

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Léognan, Pessac Leognan

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 Stuart George, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Haut-Bailly 1970  ( Château Haut-Bailly )

Medium-depth mahogany, lighter in colour than any of the previous wines. Fully mature, with cedarwood and leather on the nose. Linden Wilkie detected a tiny bit of Brett, but it contributes to the savoury character rather than detracting from the sweet fruit that remains on the soft and gentle palate. Mellow, quite moreish, and holding up well, but not for keeping much longer. It falls short on the finish compared to the other wines tasted here. A lovely old wine, but undistinguished. 87

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