Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan 2008

Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan 2008


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Low yields and a late year are a strong indication of excellent quality. The 2008 vintage is rich in colour, has great vivacity, structure and balance, with velvety tannins that are seductive and powerful : both striking and soft!
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Brand Chateau Haut-Bailly
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateA candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo!

Robert Parker, May 2011
  • we92-94

Wine EnthusiastBarrel sample. This is a dark, firm, strongly tannic but impressive wine, with a dry core of dark fruits. They open slowly to reveal a rich undertow of blackberry jelly fruit flavors.

Roger Voss, December 31, 2009
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorRacy and slightly taut, with red currant and cherry pit notes laced with grilled herb and warm stone. There's a sinewy edge on the finish, with more minerality than fruit for now, but this adds some flesh as it airs, showing subtle persistence. Drink now through 2016. 6,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, April 30, 2011

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