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Château Haut Bailly le Parde de Haut Bailly Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Bordeaux Pessac Leognan 2010

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"Blueberry and dark berries with hints of spices and flowers. Full body, with bright and creamy acidity and firm tannins. Lively and fruity. Firm. Second wine of Haut-Bailly....91" JS 04/11

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 Château Haut Bailly le Parde de Haut Bailly Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Bordeaux Pessac Leognan

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

62% cabernet sauvignon 37% merlot and 1% cabernet franc. It is aged for 18-22 months in new oak. From 27 hectares of gravelly clay soil. Ten percent less production than 2009. This looms much larger than the second wine with a nose full of spice black tea and dried tobacco. Pure power on the palate this is dense but still somehow weightless with tannins packed very tight. Flavors of licorice black cherry truffle and chocolate abound on the palate. The freshness and density balances the 15.1% alcohol. This will drink well for 50+ years. A blockbuster the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion is a candidate for wine of the vintage. However will this style be for everybody? Cory Gowan.


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

62% cabernet sauvignon 36%merlot 2% cabernet franc. A unique terroir of gravelly sand with a high proportion of fossils in the subsoil.Aged for 16 months in 55% new oak.Very dark inky ruby with a nose that has become more terroir-driven with time in barrel. Very rich in blackberry violets saddle leather and cassis but it s the huge structure of the wine with an almost additional midpalate that really amazed me. Chock-full of fine-grained tannins this will be a very long-lived wine. Ow


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/06/2011

2010 La Mission-Haut-Brion: One of the most powerful La Missions ever produced, the 2010, a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, achieved 15% natural alcohol (even higher than the 2009's 14.7%). Nevertheless, the pH is n... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Mission Haut Brion, La 1500ml


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

Attractive spicy nose with coffee and chocolate. Some juniper and black pepper. Blueberries and dark cherries. Vibrant and smooth on the palate with good fruit and fine soft tannins. Smooth long finish. Second wine of Haut-Bailly. Drink after 2015. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2014

La Mission Haut Brion is produced from a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot and a dollop of Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 15.1% natural alcohol with pH levels of 3.67. This picture is very different than what we saw in 2009 which was made from equal parts Merlot and cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. 2010 is slightly higher in alcohol as the 2009 reached 14.7. Tasters who go by the numbers might have problems with the wine but there was no sensation of heat. Everything is in balance. This is a contender for the highest concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon in the history of La Mission Haut Brion. This is due to a combination of the perfect levels of ripeness reached in the Cabernet Sauvignon and the draught plagued Merlot which had problems ripening correctly. . 2010 La Mission Haut Brion explodes with earth minerals cassis burning embers truffle and blackberry scents. This opens to a dense concentrated full bodied tannic wine. This powerful La Mission Haut Br


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Shows good structure with a graphite edge running from start to finish. This is accessible now featuring pure cassis boysenberry and blackberry fruit displaying lovely flickers of spice and ember on the finish. Drink now through 2022. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

As for their second wine, the 2010 La Parde de Haut-Bailly is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Attractive, soft and round with notes of berry fruit and some underlying smoke, forest floor and underbrush, it is generously endowed but at the same time elegant and silky smooth. It is best drunk in its first 10–15 years of life.


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"Blueberry and dark berries with hints of spices and flowers. Full body, with bright and creamy acidity and firm tannins. Lively and fruity. Firm. Second wine of Haut-Bailly....91" JS 04/11

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