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Chateau Haut Bailly 'Grand Cru Classe' 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers. The wine-s remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, sweet, sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density...100" WA 2/12 "What a gorgeous nose of ripe dark fruits such as bramble berries, blueberries and currants, with hints of orange flowers. This is so tight and focused, with laser-guided tannins. It starts very slowly and then builds and builds and builds on the palate. Currants and blackberries galore, yet a tangy, firm and creamy textured tannin structure. Racy, muscular structure...98" JamesSuckling.com 1/11 "Bright, deep ruby. Brooding, complex cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose of uncommon depth, offering notes of cassis, cigar box, minerals, cedar and dry herbs. Extremely pure and fresh, with massive but still totally unevolved flavors of blackcurrant, dark plum and minerals. I love this wine's impeccable balance and smooth, tactile finish. A monumental La Mission with outstanding persistence...94+" IWC 07/12

Château Haut-Bailly:
Chateau Haut-Bailly is situated on the left bank of the River Garonne, south of Bordeaux  in the commune of  Pessac-Léognan –  home to all the Graves Crus Classés. A vineyard with 30 hectares (74 acres) of planted vines on one piece of  land, it sits on a high ridge overlooking a small winding road leading from Leognan to Cadaujac. The sloping terrain ... Read more
Chateau Haut-Bailly is situated on the left bank of the River Garonne, south of Bordeaux  in the commune of  Pessac-Léognan –  home to all the Graves Crus Classés. A vineyard with 30 hectares (74 acres) of planted vines on one piece of  land, it sits on a high ridge overlooking a small winding road leading from Leognan to Cadaujac. The sloping terrain is well-graded and has excellent drainage. If great wine results from a harmonious relationship between man, the vine, and nature – a concept the French call terroir – the most subtle of these three elements is the soil. At Haut-Bailly, it is sandy, mixed with gravel, and rests on a subsoil of sandstone petrified with the remains of prehistoric fossil shells. All this contributes to the special character of Haut-Bailly wine. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Haut Bailly 'Grand Cru Classe'

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/04/2014

What a gorgeous nose of ripe dark fruits such as bramble berries blueberries and currants with hints of orange flowers. This is so tight and focused with laser-guided tannins. It starts very slowly and then builds and builds and builds on the palate. Currants and blackberries galore yet a tangy firm and creamy textured tannin structure. Racy muscular structure. Try in 2021. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Such a generous and ripe wine with a dark core of tannins surrounded by opulent fruit. Black fruits coffee very concentrated flavors a powerhouse of structure and richness. The warmth of the wine is palpable as is the aging potential. R.V. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2009 Chateau Haut Bailly Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: GRAVES Cabernet Sauvignon blend 750 ml. 98 RP Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

47% Merlot 47% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc. 14.7% alcohol which is the highest on record (previous high was 14.2% in 2005). A deep brooding wine of tremendous structure and complexity. Aromas of Santa Rosa plum and crushed blackberry mix with damp wood smoked meat and black licorice to form a stunning nose. The tannins coat the mouth but are surprisingly soft for such a young wine. I lingered over this for some time and look forward to tasting it again on release. Alex Shaw.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/04/2014

Tasted at Farr Vintner s La Mission dinner. The 2009 Ch


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Bright deep ruby. Brooding complex cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose of uncommon depth offering notes of cassis cigar box minerals cedar and dry herbs. Extremely pure and fresh with massive but still totally unevolved flavors of blackcurrant dark plum and minerals. I love this wine s impeccable balance and smooth tactile finish. A monumental La Mission with outstanding persistence. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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"A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers. The wine-s remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, sweet, sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density...100" WA 2/12 "What a gorgeous nose of ripe dark fruits such as bramble berries, blueberries and currants, with hints of orange flowers. This is so tight and focused, with laser-guided tannins. It starts very slowly and then builds and builds and builds on the palate. Currants and blackberries galore, yet a tangy, firm and creamy textured tannin structure. Racy, muscular structure...98" JamesSuckling.com 1/11 "Bright, deep ruby. Brooding, complex cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose of uncommon depth, offering notes of cassis, cigar box, minerals, cedar and dry herbs. Extremely pure and fresh, with massive but still totally unevolved flavors of blackcurrant, dark plum and minerals. I love this wine's impeccable balance and smooth, tactile finish. A monumental La Mission with outstanding persistence...94+" IWC 07/12

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