Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.29 ratings
9.36 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

9.5

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

The 16 is sensational. The 16 vintage has the widest drinking window that I have tasted in my 25 years tasting Bordeaux. The style is lighter, brighter, ripe fruits, blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, dark cola, picked up nice expresso notes revisiting another tasting at the end of dinner, beautiful understated earth of; stones, dry top soil & clay, dark fresh & slightly withering flowers. Great acidy. Elegant, well balanced finish that wows young. This will flirt with a near perfect score in 15-20 years of bottle age.

Served with Creek Stone Farm Filet of Beef, Sautéed Potatoes, Red Wine Sauce. @Mathilde French Bistro

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

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

The 16 is sensational. The 16 vintage has the widest drinking window that I have tasted in my 25 years tasting Bordeaux. The style is lighter, brighter, ripe fruits, blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, dark cola, picked up nice expresso notes revisiting another tasting at the end of dinner, beautiful understated earth of; stones, dry top soil & clay, dark fresh & slightly withering flowers. Great acidy. Elegant, well balanced finish that wows young. This will flirt with a near perfect score in 15-20 years of bottle age.

Served with Creek Stone Farm Filet of Beef, Sautéed Potatoes, Red Wine Sauce. @Mathilde French Bistro

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

Feb 9th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Jammed full of rich black fruit—blackberry, some plum-like notes, tar, spice, and juicy, generous tannins. Serious richness, serious value

Jammed full of rich black fruit—blackberry, some plum-like notes, tar, spice, and juicy, generous tannins. Serious richness, serious value

Dec 19th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Improbably inky. Hard, grippy. Back flavors, very little fruit. Tar. Big.

Improbably inky. Hard, grippy. Back flavors, very little fruit. Tar. Big.

Jul 27th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Nice and juicy, ruby dark fruits. Dry round, firm tannins. Earthy stone, dark dry soil & clay finish. Will be very good in time.

Nice and juicy, ruby dark fruits. Dry round, firm tannins. Earthy stone, dark dry soil & clay finish. Will be very good in time.

Jan 26th, 2019
Ken Z
9.6

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami. All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken. Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together. Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami. All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken. Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together. Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Jan 21st, 2019
Zach Beadle

Haven’t posted in a while and this was the perfect wine to come back with... paired awesomely with the Roasted Pork Loin and Mashed Turnips we made

Haven’t posted in a while and this was the perfect wine to come back with... paired awesomely with the Roasted Pork Loin and Mashed Turnips we made

Apr 3rd, 2019
Nichole Bosson

Drank it young but sure to be better over time

Drank it young but sure to be better over time

Mar 2nd, 2018
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.5

Gilles had this 9 months ago

Gilles had this 9 months ago

Oct 19th, 2019
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

Gilles had this 9 months ago

Gilles had this 9 months ago

Oct 11th, 2019
Tyler Martinelli

Tyler had this a year ago

Tyler had this a year ago

Feb 14th, 2019