Château Haut-Bailly, 2001

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

Château Haut-Bailly, 2001

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 38%, Cabernet Franc 6% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Veronique Sanders Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Code: 102567
Estate Notes

Château Haut-Bailly 2001 was purchased in its original wooden case, and is a big, powerful Bordeaux drinking exceptionally well now, with a few more years promise in bottle.

Proprietor Robert Wilmers and general manager/winemaker Veronique Sanders have done an extraordinary job at Haut-Bailly, which has become one of the superstars of the Graves. And many consider the wines of Haut-Bailly to now be on a par with some of the great growths of the Médoc, but with a much smaller price tag.


"The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Haut-Bailly reveals sweet, pure, elegant aromas of currants, toast, and cigar smoke. With wonderful sweetness, fine tannins, a delicate, nuanced personality, and a long, persistent finish, this well-made, impressive Pessac-Leognan will provide plenty of pleasure..."

"Nose dominated by nutty oak. Supple, sexy and rather full-blown for a young Haut-Bailly, with expressive flavors of currant, tobacco, licorice and spicy, nutty oak. A fairly dense, lush wine whose tannins are rather pronounced today." Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar