Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2572 ratings
9.2148 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

From magnum. Showing quite well.

From magnum. Showing quite well.

Apr 29th, 2018
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9.4

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has a sophisticated bouquet with cedar and gravel-infused red berry fruit, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite supple tannins that manage to form a firm frame that should see this repay cellaring. There is plenty of attractive, lightly spice red and black fruit, segueing into clove and black olive notes towards the finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has a sophisticated bouquet with cedar and gravel-infused red berry fruit, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite supple tannins that manage to form a firm frame that should see this repay cellaring. There is plenty of attractive, lightly spice red and black fruit, segueing into clove and black olive notes towards the finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

Mar 28th, 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
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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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.6

Broad. Mineral. Could use more snap.

Broad. Mineral. Could use more snap.

2 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015