Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.573 ratings
9.411 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.7

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly.

The 2009 is such a beautifully elegant, almost creamy vintage that will just keep getting better & better & better. It stuns the moment it hits your palate.

The fruit, silky texture and length are simply stupidly good. The elegance & beauty only happen a few vintages in a lifetime. The fruits are perfectly ripe, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries and hints of blue fruits. Used leather, graphite, fresh tobacco, mocha powder, dark chocolate, stones, fresh, rich earth , medium dark spice, layered baking spices with beautiful, fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, blue and purple flowers framed in soft violets.

100 point Parker wine that will get there with another 8-10 years in bottle.

Served with the Cheese plate; Red Hawk, Hop Along & Roquefort. @Mathilde French Bistro

Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking Terroir/vintages & dinner guests.

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly.

The 2009 is such a beautifully elegant, almost creamy vintage that will just keep getting better & better & better. It stuns the moment it hits your palate.

The fruit, silky texture and length are simply stupidly good. The elegance & beauty only happen a few vintages in a lifetime. The fruits are perfectly ripe, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries and hints of blue fruits. Used leather, graphite, fresh tobacco, mocha powder, dark chocolate, stones, fresh, rich earth , medium dark spice, layered baking spices with beautiful, fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, blue and purple flowers framed in soft violets.

100 point Parker wine that will get there with another 8-10 years in bottle.

Served with the Cheese plate; Red Hawk, Hop Along & Roquefort. @Mathilde French Bistro

Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking Terroir/vintages & dinner guests.

Feb 9th, 2020
Daniel P. Drake

This afternoon I had the pleasure of dinning with a 2009 Chateau Haut-Bailly. Made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc and I can see why 09' is the vintage it is with great fineness.

There are beautiful aromas of dark fruit, black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, mocha, wet soil, and minerals.

The first sip shows its elegance right away that is velvety smooth and great depth. Beautiful dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, fig, plums, black currant, graphite, and violets.

This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity, medium+ gripping tannins with a long pleasing finish. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🖒

This afternoon I had the pleasure of dinning with a 2009 Chateau Haut-Bailly. Made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc and I can see why 09' is the vintage it is with great fineness.

There are beautiful aromas of dark fruit, black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, mocha, wet soil, and minerals.

The first sip shows its elegance right away that is velvety smooth and great depth. Beautiful dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, fig, plums, black currant, graphite, and violets.

This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity, medium+ gripping tannins with a long pleasing finish. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🖒

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2017
Phil Stice

Thought this was a cooler vintage wine but the tannins were riper.

Thought this was a cooler vintage wine but the tannins were riper.

Dec 4th, 2015
Antonio Gianola

Maduro wrapper, dark currant and incredibly supple. A knockout

Thank you for the generous gift.

Maduro wrapper, dark currant and incredibly supple. A knockout

Thank you for the generous gift.

Aug 14th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Dark in color, black cherry, ripe aromas, creme d cassis. Very forward, but balanced with medium to full grain tannins.

Dark in color, black cherry, ripe aromas, creme d cassis. Very forward, but balanced with medium to full grain tannins.

May 18th, 2013
Peter Zandbergen

Hot

Oct 13th, 2019
Alvaro Bustillos

Mazf 6/28/15

Mazf 6/28/15

Jul 1st, 2019
Thijs Hendriks

96+

Jan 12th, 2019
John Van Trijp

100/100 Parker tasting @ Librije

100/100 Parker tasting @ Librije

Mar 18th, 2017
Jason Wild

Big, big, big. Can go for a long time still. Love Ryan's Wine and Spirits Christmas Party 2016!

Big, big, big. Can go for a long time still. Love Ryan's Wine and Spirits Christmas Party 2016!

Dec 26th, 2016