x
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

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.

Read more
Close

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Written Notes

Everything went well until mid-September, when heavy rain caused some concern and meant that all the Merlot was relegated to the second wine. The weather was exceptionally fine through October, however, and produced fine Cabernet.

Atypical, opulent Cabernet on the nose, with a more characteristic Haut-Bailly cigar aroma also emerging over time. Lovely structure, fine tannins, and a rich finish. Very good. 93

  • 93p

Information

Origin

Léognan, Pessac Leognan

Highlights

Latest news

WINERY NEWS Jayer-Gilles / 
WINERY NEWS Château La Violette / 
WINERY NEWS Château de Figeac / STUNNING RESULT FOR THE MANONCOURT FAMILY / Christie’s wine department are proud to annou  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Montrose / CHÂTEAU MONTROSE REVEALS ITS NEW BARREL HALL / After an exceptional renovation project beg  more ...
WINE NEWS: Château Ausone 2016 / Pomerol / St Emilion / Olivier Berouet of Ch Petrus describes 2016 as “a vintage that is   more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Les Ormes de Pez / 
WINERY NEWS Quintodecimo / 
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS TOP 50 BORDEAUX 2016 / by tastingbook.com
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / 2016 BORDEAUX: EARLY CRITIC & EXPERT OPINIONS Bordeaux is one of the only regions in France l  more ...
WINERY NEWS Achaval-Ferrer / 
WINERY NEWS Château de Lamarque / 
WINERY NEWS Tardieu-Laurent / 
VINTAGE NEWS: 1998 / After many years of troubles in Northern Ireland both sides agree to the Good Friday peace agreement  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Trotanoy / 
WINERY NEWS Château Palmer / A promising summer for the 2015 vintage by Château Palmer September 2015 - The summer   more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / 2016 BORDEAUX: EARLY CRITIC & EXPERT OPINIONS Bordeaux is one of the only regions in France l  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Lynch-Bages / LYNCH-BAGES BUYS HAUT-BATAILLEY Pauillac fifth growth Château Lynch-Bages has acquired fell  more ...
WINERY NEWS Cockburn's / COCKBURN’S MARKS BICENTENARY WITH 2015 VINTAGE PORT Cockburn’s has declared 2015 a vi  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BORDEAUX 2016:  / A NEW DAWN FOR EN PRIMEUR?

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

93p
 Stuart George, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Haut-Bailly 1996  ( Château Haut-Bailly )

Everything went well until mid-September, when heavy rain caused some concern and meant that all the Merlot was relegated to the second wine. The weather was exceptionally fine through October, however, and produced fine Cabernet.

Atypical, opulent Cabernet on the nose, with a more characteristic Haut-Bailly cigar aroma also emerging over time. Lovely structure, fine tannins, and a rich finish. Very good. 93

7d 21h ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register