Peter Maude Fine Wines

2021, Château Haut-Bailly, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN, Grand Cru Classé de Graves

$200 ex. GST
$230 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $249.55

Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

This Pessac-Leognan property of 30 hectares is managed by Véronique Sanders. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 34% Merlot.

Elegance and sophistication are front and center in the 2019 Haut-Bailly. A wine of finesse and understatement, the 2019 reveals itself slowly in the glass. Graphite, crushed rocks, lavender, blackberry and lavender are some of the nuances that develop over time, but more than anything else, the 2019 is all about focus, persistence and simply exquisite overall balance. It is easily one of the highlights of the vintage. 95-97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

A tantalizing undercurrent of candied violets, dark chocolate, menthol and licorice plus a touch of Chinese five spice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is achingly elegant, showing off perfumed black fruit layers with a firm frame of very fine-grained, silt-like tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredible persistence and fragrance. Just magic. 97-99 Lisa Perretti-Brown, Wine Advocate.

Intense colour, with seductive black fruits on the attack. Quickly expands outwards in the mouth, so much depth with tiny pulses of electric flavour and grip. Feels very Haut-Bailly in its balance, energy and lift, with a clear savoury edge. 97 Jane Anson, Decanter

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