Chateau Haut Bailly Grand Cru Classe, Pessage Leognan, Bordeaux, France 2013

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"The 2013 Haut Bailly is a cut above many Pessac-Léognan wines this year...a considered, harmonious and very agreeable wine for the vintage..."

Total £60.00
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Grape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Optimum Drinking 2020-2030
Winemaker Veronique Sanders
Organic No
Reviewer Score 93
Reviewer Antonio Galloni
SKU 103014

Château Haut-Bailly 2013 was purchased in its original wooden case, and is a lovely balanced, medium-bodied Pessac; one of the finest red wine renditions of the appellation in what is an early drinking Bordeaux vintage.

The late Robert (Bob) Wilmers and now his son, Chris Wilmers, together with director Veronique Sanders have done an extraordinary job at Haut-Bailly, which has become one of the superstars of the Graves, renowned for its consistently elegant fine red wines. 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.

"Grilled herbs, smoke, plums, savory herbs and graphite emerge from the glass in the 2013 Haut-Bailly. Wonderfully deep and resonant for the year, the 2013 possesses lovely balance and plenty of personality. A final burst of new leather, violets red plums and smoke lingers on the close. In 2013 Haut Bailly speaks to finesse above all else. It's as simple as that." Antonio Galloni

"The 2013 Haut Bailly is a cut above many Pessac-Léognan wines this year. It is bestowed an engaging, red cherry, strawberry and iodine-scented bouquet that unfolds in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite bold tannin for the vintage, but here there is the fruit to back it up and there is real density on the ferrous finish. "Team Sanders" has made a considered, harmonious and very agreeable wine for the vintage, even if it might pale against other recent releases. Just 2,000 cases this vintage."

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