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    1 401
  • Producer ranking ?

    20
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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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This year was even warmer than 1989 and was one of those relatively rare Bordeaux vintages that combine high quality with high volume, though Haut-Bailly thinned out 50% of its bunches in June and July to restrict yields. The harvest began on 17 September and was completed by 4 October. The élevage used 65% new oak, more even than in 2005.

Garnet colour. Not yet fully open, but it already has developed and exotic aromas of cedarwood and truffles, as well as retaining a floral freshness. Certainly a step up in concentration from the 1995, with a lush, opulent, and supple texture. The tannins are just about mature now, though there is still plenty of that defining, refreshing acidity. A decadent style that evokes its warm origins. Not yet fully blooming on the finish, but easy and enjoyable to drink now. Age to 2020? 92

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Léognan, Pessac Leognan

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