2014 Ch Haut Bailly Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Ch Haut Bailly Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Bailly
Region
Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024-2036
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2014 Ch Haut Bailly Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Bailly
Region
Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024-2036
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£360.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2015, Score: 92-94

Wine director Véronique Sanders explained the key to the vintage: hard work in the vineyard was followed by meticulous handling of the juice during the fermentation process to avoid over-extraction. The result is quite fabulous. Deep opaque in colour, this has a beautifully charismatic spiced, cocoa, wild fruits sensation. The wine is refined and silky and full of life. Deliciously long and subtle on the finish.

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Producer

Château Haut-Bailly

Rich in sandstone composed of fossilised shellfish ("faluns"), Haut Bailly has one of the mostnoteworthy terroirs in Pessac Léognan. As a direct result of this ancient soil, their wines areextremely elegant and pure. Though not enormously high profile, this château is one of the mostappreciated by critics and collectors alike.

Region

Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.

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