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Chateau Haut-Bailly 2005

Your Price: $120.00

Producer: Chateau Haut Bailly
Optimum drinking: 2017-2040
Rating: 96 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 38%, Cabernet Franc 6%
Appellation: A.O.C. Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Chateau Haut-Bailly 2005 made a brilliant wine in a great Bordeaux vintage and is drinking well now, but with many more years promise in bottle.

Proprietor Robert Wilmers and general manager/winemaker Veronique Sanders have done an extraordinary job at Haut-Bailly, which has become one of the superstars of the Graves. And many consider the wines of Haut-Bailly to now be on a par with some of the great growths of the Medoc, but with a much smaller price tag.

“…dense purple with loads of graphite, earth, spice, blackberry and blueberry fruit, beautiful balance, medium to full body, and stunning purity, texture and length. Still incredibly young at age 10, this wine is set for 30 or more years of longevity. This is a great, great Haut-Bailly that will one day probably rival 2009 and 2010.

“Haut-Bailly’s American proprietor, Robert Wilmers, backed up by the brilliant Veronique Sanders, continues to go from strength to strength. A fabulous example of this estate, the 2005 is an ethereal, delicate, finesse-styled offering with intensity as well as richness. It has all the concentration one could want, but it comes across as gorgeously elegant and sublime because of its combination of delicacy, power, and depth. Beautiful raspberry, black cherry, currant, graphite, and scorched earth notes are subtle, but provocative. In the mouth, there is good acidity, medium body, ripe tannin, and terrific length. This is a beauty of haute couture from Pessac-Leognan.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Château Haut-Bailly 2005