2008 Haut Bailly Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2008 Haut Bailly Bordeaux Blend
  • WA 96
  • JD 94
  • JL 94
  • DC 93
  • WE 93
  • JS 92

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Reg: $159.94

$134.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 17 btls
ETA: Jul. 2022

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
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...   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!  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
The 2008 Château Haut Bailly is brilliant and shows the purity and finesse-driven style of this estate beautifully. Pure Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, and gravelly minerality all emerge from this medium...   The 2008 Château Haut Bailly is brilliant and shows the purity and finesse-driven style of this estate beautifully. Pure Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, and gravelly minerality all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that has remarkable freshness and focus. At the early stages of its drinking plateau, enjoy it any time over the coming 10-15 years.  
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018
Deep ruby in color, the wine is already starting to show secondary characteristics. Spice, tar, tobacco, leather, cedar, red fruits and wet forest notes create the nose. There is ample layers of ripe, fruit. On the palate...   Deep ruby in color, the wine is already starting to show secondary characteristics. Spice, tar, tobacco, leather, cedar, red fruits and wet forest notes create the nose. There is ample layers of ripe, fruit. On the palate the wine is full bodied, fresh and classic. The tannins are soft, but present, demanding another 5 years in the cellar for the wine to flesh out and soften from here. The quality is there, but at the moment, the wine is a bit on the strict side. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2008&wine=Chateau%20Haut-Bailly  
DC 93
Decanter, January 2018
Haut-Bailly has upped the intensity a little in recent years, and although that has rightly won it plaudits, this makes me feel a little nostalgic for the days when it really did go for extremely restrained elegance. It...   Haut-Bailly has upped the intensity a little in recent years, and although that has rightly won it plaudits, this makes me feel a little nostalgic for the days when it really did go for extremely restrained elegance. It needs time in the glass, as the tannins are still fully tight rather than caressing, and I suggest another year or two before attacking it. Spicy notes unfurl over the palate, with cassis, gentle cedar, and some menthol on the finish. One to really savour. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-haut-bailly-pessac-leognan-bordeaux-france-2008-18370#c9bgWMBCTMs7yEJ4.99  
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
While at this young stage there may be toasty aromas there is also intense perfumed fruit. This complex distinguished wine is polished with plenty of bright fruits and acidity. R.V.
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Wonderful nose of decadent fruit and chocolate with hints of meat and flowers. Full bodied with well-integrated tannins and a spicy silky and long finish. Tight now but so fine and dense. Give it four to five years of...   Wonderful nose of decadent fruit and chocolate with hints of meat and flowers. Full bodied with well-integrated tannins and a spicy silky and long finish. Tight now but so fine and dense. Give it four to five years of bottle age. So lovely. Best after 2013.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Label

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.