A prodigious pair
from Pessac Léognan

2014 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
& Ch Haut Bailly Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

The best wines of 2014 enjoy a well-deserved reputation for purity of fruit, fine ripe tannins and effortless balance and in Domaine de Chevalier & Haut Bailly one finds two brilliant examples.

The late summer sunshine in September drew the vintage to a miraculous conclusion, one that could scarcely have been hoped for earlier in the year and allowed healthy, concentrated grapes to be picked slowly and in rude health.

Domaine de Chevalier, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot, is ‘…beautifully knitted together…quintessential Domaine de Chevalier…’ Neal Martin, Wine Advocate April 2015.

The Haut Bailly, a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot is ‘…a supremely elegant take on the vintage…a masterclass as ever in precision winemaking…’ Jane Anson, Decanter March 2015.

In terms of market price both these 2014s sit well in comparison to their younger siblings:
the Domaine de Chevalier 2015 at £300/6 and the 2016 at £325/6; the Haut Bailly 2015 at £600/6 and the 2016 at £500/6, with the additional benefit of a year or two already in bottle.

We are delighted to offer a pair of sumptuous wines from this wonderful vintage, both equally deserving of a place in one’s cellar.