2015 Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac-Léognan

$149.95
WA97+

Haut-Bailly is a Graves property that is not only American-owned, (by the Wilmers family), but from the 1890s to the 1920s, it is said that Haut-Bailly sold for as much as the first growths! We invite you to see why. What a fabulous price!The Wine Advocate describes “a tantalizingly savory nose of smoked meats, chargrill, tapenade, unsmoked cigars and black truffles with a core of black currants, black cherries and wild blueberries plus wafts of iron ore and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, very firm and yet wonderfully plush with a powerful core of fruit—this vintage is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove.”
PRE-ARRIVAL; WINE ARRIVES JANUARY 2019.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Denis Dubourdieu
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
16-18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50-65% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
13.6%
Score Wine Advocate:
91
SKU #:
1WHBA15IR3
WA97+

Wine Advocate

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Haut-Bailly offers up a tantalizingly savory nose of smoked meats, chargrill, tapenade, unsmoked cigars and black truffles with a core of black currants, black cherries and wild blueberries plus wafts of iron ore and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, very firm and yet wonderfully plush with a powerful core of fruit—this vintage is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove. The finish goes on and on with persistent earthy/minerally notes and savory/sweet fruit. Although it is tempting and indeed delicious right now, the wine still possesses many restrained layers and should handsomely reward the patient