2009 Haut Bailly Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2009 Haut Bailly Bordeaux Blend
  • JD 100
  • JL 98
  • DC 98
  • WA 97
  • JS 97
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • VN 94
  • NM 93

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Reg: $299.94

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JD 100
jebdunnuck.com, December 2017
Deep ruby/purple-colored, with loads of red currants, smoked meats, dried flowers, Asian spices and hints of truffle-like aromatics, the 2009 Haut Bailly is full-bodied, ethereally textured, super elegant, and possesses a...   Deep ruby/purple-colored, with loads of red currants, smoked meats, dried flowers, Asian spices and hints of truffle-like aromatics, the 2009 Haut Bailly is full-bodied, ethereally textured, super elegant, and possesses a purity of fruit that’s off the charts. In addition to a wealth of fruit, this absolutely perfect wine glides across the palate and carries incredible intensity and richness without any sensation of weight or heaviness. It's already impossible to resist, yet will keep for another two to three decades. This is the epitome of elegance and finesse in Bordeaux!  
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019
Deeply colored, the wine straddles the fence between its restrained, classic side and its sensuous, earthy, smoky nature. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a serious depth of flavor, the wine is all about its freshness...   Deeply colored, the wine straddles the fence between its restrained, classic side and its sensuous, earthy, smoky nature. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a serious depth of flavor, the wine is all about its freshness, purity and length. Each sip wants you to take another so you can enjoy more if its smoky, tobacco enriched, earthy, pure, dark fruits on the nose and palate. The fruit is perfectly ripe, making this easy to drink. But don't let that fool you. The wine will be much better if you can wait another 7 years or so. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2009%20Ch%C3%A2teau%20Haut-Bailly  
DC 98
Decanter, July 2020
Right from the first moment you look at this wine you can see that it remains young, concentrated and full of life. Clear smoked caramel on the nose, the texture is supremely silky and seductive, creamy in a way that sits...   Right from the first moment you look at this wine you can see that it remains young, concentrated and full of life. Clear smoked caramel on the nose, the texture is supremely silky and seductive, creamy in a way that sits against the taut precision of most vintages of Haut-Bailly and yet still maintaining control and poise. The aromatics are young and seductive, and the terroir has not yet fully overtaken the vintage expression, but it will do in another five or six years. A huge success.  
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Haut-Bailly hits the ground running with bold black fruit preserves, Morello cherries, baked blueberries and tilled earth scents with nuances of fried herbs, chargrilled meat and a...   Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Haut-Bailly hits the ground running with bold black fruit preserves, Morello cherries, baked blueberries and tilled earth scents with nuances of fried herbs, chargrilled meat and a ferrous waft plus a touch of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the taut palate has a firm, grainy texture with a lively line lifting the core of muscular fruit, finishing long and earthy. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Aromas of blackberries wet earth and mushrooms follow through to a full body with a solid core of fruit. Velvety and delicious yet wonderfully structured. Muscular wine. Best ever? Try in 2018.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, September 2012
Smooth and opulent this immediately appeals with its generous fruit and texture that feels like velvet. The structure sits under the seductive surface with a chocolate wood flavor fruit tannins and density. Age for over...   Smooth and opulent this immediately appeals with its generous fruit and texture that feels like velvet. The structure sits under the seductive surface with a chocolate wood flavor fruit tannins and density. Age for over 10 years at least.  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, March 2012
Offers a rich very dense feel but stays racy thanks to a strong graphite frame around the core of roasted fig plum sauce and maduro tobacco. Muscular but defined on the finish with a long tarry edge in reserve. This shows...   Offers a rich very dense feel but stays racy thanks to a strong graphite frame around the core of roasted fig plum sauce and maduro tobacco. Muscular but defined on the finish with a long tarry edge in reserve. This shows serious depth and is more backward than most of its peers. Should really stretch out nicely in the cellar. Best from 2017 through 2035. 6665 cases made. -JM  
VN 94
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Haut-Bailly has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, liquorice, hints of star anise and boysenberry jam, opulent and vivacious, a little glossy perhaps? The palate is medium-bodied with very supple and lithe...   The 2009 Haut-Bailly has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, liquorice, hints of star anise and boysenberry jam, opulent and vivacious, a little glossy perhaps? The palate is medium-bodied with very supple and lithe tannin matched with a fine bead of acidity. Lovely balance here, fine tension with a insistent grip, layers of black fruit laced with cedar and graphite towards the very Pauillac-like finish. Superb. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. -- Neal Martin  
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Haut-Bailly ‘09 has a sweet iodine-scented bouquet with pure creme de cassis and violets that is more Margaux than Graves, hints of black olive emerging with aeration. The...   Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Haut-Bailly ‘09 has a sweet iodine-scented bouquet with pure creme de cassis and violets that is more Margaux than Graves, hints of black olive emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition. There is a lot of extraction here, lending this a more modern personality, with plenty of sweet rounded dark cherry and boysenberry fruit on the lithe finish. Tasted January 2013.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
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.