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  • 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.

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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

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Léognan, Pessac Leognan

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 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

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