Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe – 2010

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Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau Haut Bailly

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Haut Bailly

Producer

Chateau Haut Bailly

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Grand Cru Classe

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2050


The 2010 Haut Bailly has consistently been a fantastic wine, and at seven years of age I have no reason to alter that view. It has a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, wet stone, black olive and a light marine influence. It is still backward compared to other vintages, but it has not relinquished one iota of its intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin...

...This is a voluminous Haut Bailly, one that is beginning to stretch its muscles, with a gentle grip in the mouth with a wonderful saline finish. There is huge potential locked into this wine, but patience is needed. Tasted March 2017.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2013
Drink: 2020-2070


Deep plum/purple, Haut-Bailly's 2010 required some coaxing to appreciate its subtle notes of barbecue smoke, lead pencil shavings and creme de cassis as well as its touches of pomegranate and forest floor. The oak is pushed far into the background and the tannins are extremely silky, but the intensity of the wine is profound and the finish lingers for close to 55 seconds. This...

...wine is ripe yet delicate, powerful yet stylish, and essentially resembles a remarkable fashion design from a house of haute couture. This wine needs a good 7-8 years of bottle age and should keep for 40-50+ years.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2013
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011
Drink: 2016-2056


Proprietor Robert Wilmers and general manager/winemaker Veronique Sanders have done an extraordinary job at this estate, which has now become one of the superstars of Bordeaux as recent vintages have admirably demonstrated. An opulently styled effort, the blue/purple-hued 2010 offers a sweet kiss of graphite, charcoal, black cherries, black currants and compelling forest...

...floor-like notes. A seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and oak is found in this full-bodied yet delicate, precise 2010. There is plenty of tannin but it is well-hidden behind the extravagant quantity of fruit. Give it 5-7 years and drink it over the following 35-40 years.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 14/03/2017
Drink: 2022-2040


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Profile

Area under vines: 30 hectares
Soils: mixture of sand and gravel
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: 80 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 65% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 34%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 3%

Second wine: La Parde Haut-Bailly


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Contact details

Name

Chateau Haut Bailly

Address

103 Route De Cadaujac, Leognan, Bordeaux, France

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103 Route De Cadaujac, Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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