2008 Chateau Haut Bailly - 750ml
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 96 Points
A candidate for the -wine of the vintage- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings charcoal damp earth black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging precocious complexity it is a super-pure beautifully textured long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo! (5/2011)
Vinous - 94 Points
The 2008 Haut-Bailly, one of the longest harvests on record, has an impressive bouquet with gorgeous blackberry, briary, rose petal and bay leaf aromas. This is very delineated and focused. The palate is well balanced with fine-boned tannins. The acidity lends edginess and tension. The finish is cohesive and harmonious with lightly spiced black fruit, tobacco and clove. This is a lovely, understated but classy 2008. (4/2022)
|Classification||Grand Cru Classe Graves|
|Grape||Cabernet / Merlot|
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