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Château Haut-Bailly Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2011

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"Intense aromas of stones in the sun and dark fruits with hints of orange peel. Full to medium body, with ultra-fine and long tannins... 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 92-93" JS 04/12 "While the elegant, stylish 2011 Haut-Bailly does not possess the density and concentration of the three vintages that preceded it, this is still outstanding wine as well as a tribute to the impeccable work done by proprietor Robert Wilmers and his manager, Veronique Sanders. Classic red and black currant aromas interspersed with notions of wet stones/crushed rocks, tobacco leaf and spice box are followed by a medium-bodied, well-balanced, impressively pure wine built on finesse and understatement. This beauty is capable of drinking well young or over the next 15+ years...91-93" WA 04/12

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 Château Haut-Bailly Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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

64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 6% cabernet franc aged for 16 months in 50-65% new barrels. Situated on a 30 hectare plot its unique gravelly sand soils sit on fossil-rich subsoil. The 2011 vintage is a medium bright red. Soft pure and very fragrant on the nose a hallmark of Haut-Bailly this has aromas of tar and blackberry liqueur. With a soft entry this is ripe and pure on the palate with intense blue fruit flavors before yielding to some firm tannins. Though this will take some time to come together it also has one of the longest unhurried finishes of any 2011 Pessac. Owned by American Robert Wilmers since 1998 Chateau Haut-Bailly has seen a tremendous resurgence in quality. Well done. Tasted twice. Enjoy 2016-2026. Cory Gowan.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2012

64% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, and 6% cabernet franc aged for 16 months in 50-65% new barrels. Situated on a 30 hectare plot, its unique gravelly sand soils sit on fossil-rich subsoil. The 2011 vintage is a medium bright red. Soft, pure, and ver... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Haut Bailly 6000ml



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"Intense aromas of stones in the sun and dark fruits with hints of orange peel. Full to medium body, with ultra-fine and long tannins... 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 92-93" JS 04/12 "While the elegant, stylish 2011 Haut-Bailly does not possess the density and concentration of the three vintages that preceded it, this is still outstanding wine as well as a tribute to the impeccable work done by proprietor Robert Wilmers and his manager, Veronique Sanders. Classic red and black currant aromas interspersed with notions of wet stones/crushed rocks, tobacco leaf and spice box are followed by a medium-bodied, well-balanced, impressively pure wine built on finesse and understatement. This beauty is capable of drinking well young or over the next 15+ years...91-93" WA 04/12

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