2022 Haut Bailly II Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
06C2HBII6PK _ 2022 - Haut Bailly II Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Bailly
  • Region Graves
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Haut Bailly II Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Bailly
  • Region Graves
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £180.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 90-92

    The 2022 Haut-Bailly II is a selection of fruit from younger vines (there is also a Troisieme Vin). Dark berry fruit, brown spice and tobacco aromas unfold nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fine acidity and moderate depth. There is a cracked black pepper dash toward a finish that is reserved at the moment and will open once in bottle. It has real personality and should aged over 15 or more years.

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 90-92

    A blend of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Haut-Bailly II reveals aromas of licorice, dark berries, plum, spices and cherries, followed by a medium to full-bodied palate that's round, succulent and concentrated, concluding with a penetratingly saline finish. It’s a fleshy yet long Haut-Bailly II, matured in only 30% new oak. The erstwhile Château Le Pape is now partly integrated in this cuvée.

  • Decanter, April 2023, Score: 92

    Beautiful fragrance on the nose, so floral and aromatic. Clean and crystalline on the palate, smooth and supple but so clean and pure. Quite light, you can tell they didn’t push this, it feels calm and gentle with creamy blueberry fruit and soft black cherries. Lovely approachability and ease of drinking. Quietly seductive, has the power and concentration of the vintage but keeps a sleek and straight frame with bite and crunch. 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 3.8pH. As of this vintage, the 6ha Château le Pape production will go into this wine and Haut-Bailly's third wine. Consultants Christophe Olivier and Axel Marchal

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 Haut-Bailly II is bright, fresh and vibrant, almost surprisingly so for such a torrid vintage. Medium in body and gracious, the 2022 is all class. Like so many wines in this vintage, Haut-Bailly II offers a compelling mix of ripe, radiant fruit supported by a super-classic structural feel. Pretty floral notes brighten up the finish. This is beautifully done.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 92

    Silky, smooth, some raspberry leaf freshness, this is creamy, but not overly done, has intensity and depth, edges of white pepper spice and pulses of bright slate minerality. No more Château le Pape as of this vintage (after 10 years of working the 6ha vineyard to bring it up to the quality they are looking for), as from now on it has been integrated into Haut-Bailly II. 30hl/h yields, 2nd vintage in the new cellar. Gentle, low intervention winemaking.

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

Graves

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, however the wines which did not make it into the Pessac-Leognan appellation should not be forgotten. Some excellent (and often excellent value) wines, both red and white, are being produced throughout the entire Graves region and are particularly worth investigating in vintages which have not suited other areas.