Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

8.920 ratings
9.35 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
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Dan R
9.2

Beautifully textured, with a savory - first personality centered around tobacco, olives and graphite, with a macerated cherry core. Layered and harmonious. Stupid value at < €20

Beautifully textured, with a savory - first personality centered around tobacco, olives and graphite, with a macerated cherry core. Layered and harmonious. Stupid value at < €20

Sep 10th, 2020
James Forsyth

Delicious once it had a chance to open up. Took two hours or so. Cherry and smoke and a touch of leather through the finish. It feels classy. Texturally just so appealing. The 2014 Haut Bailly is a treat.

Delicious once it had a chance to open up. Took two hours or so. Cherry and smoke and a touch of leather through the finish. It feels classy. Texturally just so appealing. The 2014 Haut Bailly is a treat.

Jun 18th, 2020
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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)

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2018
Darin Kendrick

All 17 wines tasted and scored blind, of course this surprised many and came out on top in more than one list.

All 17 wines tasted and scored blind, of course this surprised many and came out on top in more than one list.

May 15th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

I love this property but this wine is closed and not showing well tonight. Perhaps, a dumb phase. I know this wine will shine in years to come. They're simply better producers than this is showing. Simply blackberries and dark cherries.

I love this property but this wine is closed and not showing well tonight. Perhaps, a dumb phase. I know this wine will shine in years to come. They're simply better producers than this is showing. Simply blackberries and dark cherries.

Jan 28th, 2017
Anna Vocaturo

Mostly cab/ needs to be aerated/ strong

Mostly cab/ needs to be aerated/ strong

Oct 16th, 2016
Jakub Kalinowski

On the leaner side with some black currant and gravelly, savoury notes. Fresh, airy, with a slight whiff of green pepper.
On the palate this is light but with presence, fine & dusty tannins and beautiful juicy acidity. I was expecting a bit more on the mid palate but this has poise, precision & complexity which more than makes up for it.
Haut-Bailey rarely disappoints and this just proves it!

On the leaner side with some black currant and gravelly, savoury notes. Fresh, airy, with a slight whiff of green pepper.
On the palate this is light but with presence, fine & dusty tannins and beautiful juicy acidity. I was expecting a bit more on the mid palate but this has poise, precision & complexity which more than makes up for it.
Haut-Bailey rarely disappoints and this just proves it!

Apr 10th, 2021
Charles York

Champs bday wine. Took a bit of decanting and some glass work to open. Mineral, leather, dark fruit. Delicious

Champs bday wine. Took a bit of decanting and some glass work to open. Mineral, leather, dark fruit. Delicious

Oct 30th, 2020
Tom Hamilton

Had w Lamb chops on day 3 of being open (cork in of course). Was good for a young wine!

Had w Lamb chops on day 3 of being open (cork in of course). Was good for a young wine!

Oct 8th, 2018
Rob Mayes

Austere

Austere

Jan 30th, 2017