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Pessac-Leognan la Parde Haut Bailly Pessac-Leognan 2009

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This *blockbuster* blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon has absolutely amazing texture, with superb lemon butter, crushed rock, quince and marmalade notes buttressed by hints of orange zest and citrus oil. Rich and full-bodied, with a *sensational fragrance*, this is an exquisite, full-throttle white to drink over the next 30+ years. *Utterly profound*!" --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 98+ pts.*

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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 Pessac-Leognan la Parde Haut Bailly Pessac-Leognan

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

charcoal


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

Opaque purple in color, with an extraordinary nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with camphor, charcoal, hints of burning embers and truffles, and loads of black berry and black currant fruit, the wine has sublime concentration and purity, a finish that goes well past 60 seconds, and not a hard edge to be found in this sumptuous, almost over-the-top, full-bodied wine of enormous power and massive density and richness. An immortal effort, it should drink well for 50-100 years! (Tasted once.)


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and loads of black berry and black currant fruit


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

a finish that goes well past 60 seconds


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with an extraordinary nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with camphor


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
08/20/2012

A dense ruby/purple-tinged color offers up notes of forest floor, subtle wood smoke, mulberries, black cherries, cassis and a hint of lead pencil shavings. There is even a floral component lurking in the intricate aromatic profile. The wine is medium to full-bodied with wonderful intensity that builds incrementally and has a long, silky, luscious finish. There is plenty of tannin, but it is largely concealed by the winersquo;s beautiful fruit and ethereal complexity. Given its virtually perfect balance, this brilliant Haut-Bailly should age effortlessly for 3ndash;4 decades.


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This *blockbuster* blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon has absolutely amazing texture, with superb lemon butter, crushed rock, quince and marmalade notes buttressed by hints of orange zest and citrus oil. Rich and full-bodied, with a *sensational fragrance*, this is an exquisite, full-throttle white to drink over the next 30+ years. *Utterly profound*!" --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 98+ pts.*

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