Château Haut-Bailly 2008
"A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Bravo!" robertparker.com
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 6%|
Château Haut-Bailly 2008 was purchased in its original wooden case and is a candidate for the wine of the vintage - possessing incredible complexity.
The previous 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.
"A 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!" robertparker.com
"The 2008 Château Haut Bailly is brilliant and shows the purity and finesse-driven style of this estate beautifully. Pure Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, and gravelly minerality all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that has remarkable freshness and focus." Jeb Dunnuck