Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2579 ratings
9.2153 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Firing on all cylinders. Aged along gracefully. Really in a prime drinking window.

Firing on all cylinders. Aged along gracefully. Really in a prime drinking window.

Aug 28th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Chateau is situated on the left bank of the River Garonne, south of Bordeaux in the commune of Pessac-Léognan. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, & 4% Petit Verdot. Deep purple with ripe berry fruit aromas with sweet toasty notes. On the palate rich cherry & blackberry flavors that packs a punch with dusty flinty tannins that develop nicely in the glass. Lingering ending with an earthy mineral tang. Very nice, but wait a bit in this beauty.

Chateau is situated on the left bank of the River Garonne, south of Bordeaux in the commune of Pessac-Léognan. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, & 4% Petit Verdot. Deep purple with ripe berry fruit aromas with sweet toasty notes. On the palate rich cherry & blackberry flavors that packs a punch with dusty flinty tannins that develop nicely in the glass. Lingering ending with an earthy mineral tang. Very nice, but wait a bit in this beauty.

Aug 17th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

From magnum. Showing quite well.

From magnum. Showing quite well.

Apr 29th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Needs a LOT of time to open. Two hours minimum.

Needs a LOT of time to open. Two hours minimum.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Mike R
9.5

I have never seen a wine where these three critics are in agreement - RP 95, WS 95 and WE 95 - deep rich concentrated fruits as well deep red color - it is still young and took two hours to where the decant worked and so opened up - I am total agreement - all smiles

I have never seen a wine where these three critics are in agreement - RP 95, WS 95 and WE 95 - deep rich concentrated fruits as well deep red color - it is still young and took two hours to where the decant worked and so opened up - I am total agreement - all smiles

Feb 8th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

Jan 27th, 2018
David Devan

Another holiday treat from 2016. Nice and perfect with our meal.

Another holiday treat from 2016. Nice and perfect with our meal.

Jul 18th, 2017
Oli Z
9.4

Superb

Superb

2 people found it helpfulOct 1st, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.4

Classy, elegant, terroir driven claret. We paired this with our first Donabe, and it worked... But I can't help thinking that it would have been better with a grilled ribeye. This is still young but the finish is already there- super long and mineral!

Classy, elegant, terroir driven claret. We paired this with our first Donabe, and it worked... But I can't help thinking that it would have been better with a grilled ribeye. This is still young but the finish is already there- super long and mineral!

2 people found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2016
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

A lovely elegant Grand Cru, doing very well on this difficult vintage. This blend of 60%CS, 40% merlot, has a deep dark red color, aseductive elegant nose with plums, violets, licorice, chocolate, black raspberry, toasted oak and hint of peppers, medium- full body with ripe tannins, elegance and complexity. Long delicious dry finish that will most certainly will evolve over time. Still a baby that will hope fully continue to mature into a prince. My score 89, drink to 2026

A lovely elegant Grand Cru, doing very well on this difficult vintage. This blend of 60%CS, 40% merlot, has a deep dark red color, aseductive elegant nose with plums, violets, licorice, chocolate, black raspberry, toasted oak and hint of peppers, medium- full body with ripe tannins, elegance and complexity. Long delicious dry finish that will most certainly will evolve over time. Still a baby that will hope fully continue to mature into a prince. My score 89, drink to 2026

2 people found it helpfulSep 6th, 2015