Château Haut-Bailly is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Leognan appelation and it is ranked among the Crus Classés for red wine in the Classification of Graves wines of 1953 and 1959. The winery and vineyards are located south of the city of Bordeaux , in the commune of Léognan.
Château Haut-Bailly's vineyard is located along the Left Bank of the Garonne river. Neighboring estates include Smith Haut Lafitte and Carbonnieux. Its second wine is named La Parde de Haut-Bailly which we sell and highly recommend.
If you are looking at this wine, you will probably know that 2010 was a great vintage! We tasted a vertical of Haut Bailly in London about 5 years ago including this 2010 and 1990, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2008. That sealed out opinion and judgement on the quality of Haut Bailly. Just buy as much as you can find!
Highly rated by wine critics too:
'As ever when tasting the two together, the striking thing is the difference in character rather than quality between 2009 and 2010. This is tighter, more structured in its concentration, more broad shouldered, but still intensely impressive and full of pleasure. Neither are ready to go yet, but this feels like it will last longer, and feels extremely Haut-Bailly in spirit, with an elegant but complex personality, and a grip that doesn't make a big deal of its power but refuses to give up. Blackberry, bilberry, black chocolate and pencil. Harvest September 22 to October 14. Drinking Window 2020 - 2045' Decanter 100 pts!
'Great aromas of crushed blackberries with flowers and stones that follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long, long finish. It fills your mouth with beautiful fruit and velvety tannins yet shows tension and form. This lasts for minutes on the palate. Structured and superb. Don't touch until 2020.' James Suckling 98 pts
'Still fairly youthful in appearance with light bricking on the rim, the 2010 Haut-Bailly has an intoxicating nose that is in full flight: a mélange of red and black fruit, loam, truffle, just a touch of powdered dark chocolate and then gaminess developing with aeration. The aromatics have a slightly melted quality that I associate more with the 2009s. The palate shows impressive weight and poise, the acidity effortlessly counterbalancing the ripe fruit, and hints of brown spice, meat juices and Provençal herbs coming through with time. There is a sense of completeness about this Haut-Bailly that is completely disarming. What a fabulous wine.' Vinous 95 pts