Château Haut-Bailly, 2008

Pessac-Léognan, France

Château Haut-Bailly, 2008

Pessac-Léognan, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 6% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Veronique Saunders Optimum Drinking: 2019-2030 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Code: 101817
Estate Notes

Château Haut-Bailly 2008 was purchased in its original wooden case and is a candidate for the wine of the vintage - possessing incredible complexity.

Proprietor Robert Wilmers and general manager/winemaker Veronique Sanders have done an extraordinary job at Haut-Bailly, which has now become one of the superstars of Bordeaux as recent vintages have admirably demonstrated.

Many experts consider the wines of Haut-Bailly to be on a par with some of the great growths of the Médoc, but with a much smaller price tag.

Haut-Bailly's wines tend to be amongst the most lightest, elegant and charming of the Pessac appellation, were in excellent shape, the Château itself needed a new roof and refurbishment, and Wilmers provided the investment to restore the dwelling to its former glory.


“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!”