2004 Haut Bailly Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WE 93
  • NM 92
  • W&S 92
  • WS 91
  • IWC 90
  • JS 90

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2007
The 2004 Haut-Bailly is a candidate for the finest wine of the appellation. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by classic aromas of scorched earth sweet black currants cherries and a hint of pain grille. Light on... The 2004 Haut-Bailly is a candidate for the finest wine of the appellation. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by classic aromas of scorched earth sweet black currants cherries and a hint of pain grille. Light on its feet but substantially flavored it possesses stunning purity good acidity ripe tannin and abundant flavor as well as length. It builds incrementally and subtly in the mouth but it's the real deal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2007
A beautifully balanced, harmonious wine—as so often in recent years from Haut-Bailly—this is the epitome of deliciously drinkable Bordeaux. The wild strawberry flavors and the elegant, velvet texture are balanced by firm... A beautifully balanced, harmonious wine—as so often in recent years from Haut-Bailly—this is the epitome of deliciously drinkable Bordeaux. The wild strawberry flavors and the elegant, velvet texture are balanced by firm, structured tannins. Like other vintages from Haut-Bailly, expect this to develop over many years.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2013
Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd’s vertical. The 2004 Haut Bailly has a deep garnet colour. The nose is a little reticent at first and the unfurls in the glass with blackberry, mocha and graphite, a lactic note suggesting... Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd’s vertical. The 2004 Haut Bailly has a deep garnet colour. The nose is a little reticent at first and the unfurls in the glass with blackberry, mocha and graphite, a lactic note suggesting that there is still some wood to be integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balance and filigree tannins. This is a patently not a Chateau Haut-Bailly of power or intensity, but it sits back and reclines in a comfy chair. There is a dash of pepper right on the finish of this foursquare but elegant Graves that is drinking now, but should age over 15 years, possibly twenty.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2007
Tannins wash over the red-berry fruit component of this wine, which feels complete if not yet evolved. The potent tannic structure grows more expansive with air, a pure mineral essence for now. The fruit keeps it sleek... Tannins wash over the red-berry fruit component of this wine, which feels complete if not yet evolved. The potent tannic structure grows more expansive with air, a pure mineral essence for now. The fruit keeps it sleek with its own stony complexities waiting to develop. A classical Bordeaux for the cellar.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate with velvety tannins and a long rich aftertaste. Lots going on. This is an excellent wine and close to the 2000 in quality. Best after 2010. 6000 cases... Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate with velvety tannins and a long rich aftertaste. Lots going on. This is an excellent wine and close to the 2000 in quality. Best after 2010. 6000 cases made. -JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2007
Plum redcurrant mocha tobacco licorice minerals and a gravelly note on the nose along with some nutty oak. Supple and fruity with an impression of strong acidity for the year and plenty of underlying minerality. This... Plum redcurrant mocha tobacco licorice minerals and a gravelly note on the nose along with some nutty oak. Supple and fruity with an impression of strong acidity for the year and plenty of underlying minerality. This shows less density and structure than the 2006 but possesses excellent fruit for the year. Ripe enough but quite dry. This appears to be in the process of shutting down now. 90(+?) points
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2013
The racy, precise nature of this beautiful wine underlines the beautiful winemaking here. It shows plenty of smoky, berry and mineral character yet is reserved and subtle. It defines what the British call claret: it’s all... The racy, precise nature of this beautiful wine underlines the beautiful winemaking here. It shows plenty of smoky, berry and mineral character yet is reserved and subtle. It defines what the British call claret: it’s all about finesse and balance. Drink now.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2004

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Chateau Haut-Bailly, says Robert Parker Jr., “is a wine of undeniable finesse, elegance and restraint.” Marked by sophistication and supple tannins, historically—like most top-quality Bordeaux—it has been at its finest after some years of bottle age.

However, in recent years, the wines are increasingly attractive in their youth. This does not seem to affect the age-worthiness of the wine. It merely broadens the timespan for enjoyment. Indeed, steady improvements in winemaking and viticulture are raising overall quality to new levels.

Winery

Haut Bailly

Chateau Haut-Bailly, an esteemed Cru Classé de Graves, lies in a 30 hectare (74 acres) vineyard near the center of the region. On the left bank of the river Garonne, it is positioned on a high sandy ridge mixed with gravel, atop a layer of sandstone and fossil shell remains. This terroir gives Haut Bailly wines distinctive character and refinement.

The property featured vines in 1461 or earlier, and from 1530s one could see a focused wine estate taking shape. That estate changed hands over the centuries and was handed down from generation to generation, each leaving their stamp. Today, Chateau Haut Bailly is owned by Robert G. Wilmers, an American businessman devoted to Bordeaux Grands Crus. His stewardship and investment has brought Haut Bailly to new heights but all in keeping with the estates strong heritage.

The long heritage of Chateau Haut Bailly is represented by 4 hectares of own-rooted, century-old vines. The remainder of the vineyard, on carefully selected rootstock, is Cabernet Sauvignon focused with 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot available to create complex, well-rounded wines.