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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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A very hot and dry summer, with grapes harvested between 20 September and 8 October. A relatively cool fermentation (maximum 81°F [27°C]) was pursued.

Garnet colour. More closed than the 1990, and with a firmer texture, too. Surprisingly different from the 1990, considering that 1989 and 1990 were both “hot” vintages. Véronique offered a very French metaphor: “With 1990, what you get is what you see. With 1989, you have to chat it up more.” For her, the 1989 is “more complex” than the 1990. It is less decadent than 1990 but perhaps a better bet in the long run. Drink now to 2020? 93

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Deep ruby, garnet rim. Ripe nose, cassis, starting figs and plums, some minerals and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, almost lively, ever so slightly dry finish. Long.
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Léognan, Pessac Leognan

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