2011 Haut Bailly Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 94
  • NM 93

Reviews for 2011 Haut Bailly Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
Wow. Wonderfully aromatic nose of currants, blackberries and lilacs. Full body but refined and beautiful. The quality of the tannins is exception. So fine. Lovely austerity and tension on the finish. Better in 2016.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
Packed with dense tannins and firm fruit this is a big powerful wine. It is initially austere but with time it becomes more rounded with layers of wood tannins and rich fruit. - R.V.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2011 Haut-Bailly exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits... The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2011 Haut-Bailly exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits the palate with the profound elegance and purity that have become so much a characteristic under Wilmers and Sanders. Still youthful, with good acidity and freshness, this brilliant, medium-bodied 2011 needs another 4-5 years of bottle age, and should evolve effortlessly for 20-25 years. 94+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Chateau Haut-Bailly is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 47% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc which is close to 2000. Picking was from 9th September until the end of the month around three weeks with 11-12 days of work... The Chateau Haut-Bailly is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 47% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc which is close to 2000. Picking was from 9th September until the end of the month around three weeks with 11-12 days of work. They thought they would end up picking in August as the season was so advanced! The bouquet is crisp and displays fine purity with blackberry a touch of cassis crushed stone and a touch of oyster shell. It has impressive delineation and focus. The palate is very well balanced and silky smooth in the mouth. It is tensile and animated very composed and refined on the finish perhaps more so than in the 2009 and 2010. It has lower alcohol than 2010 (13.0 degrees compared to 14.2). This is the style of Haut Bailly that I appreciate.
JJB 95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 6% cabernet franc aged for 16 months in 50-65% new barrels. Situated on a 30 hectare plot its unique gravelly sand soils sit on fossil-rich subsoil. The 2011 vintage is a medium... 64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 6% cabernet franc aged for 16 months in 50-65% new barrels. Situated on a 30 hectare plot its unique gravelly sand soils sit on fossil-rich subsoil. The 2011 vintage is a medium bright red. Soft pure and very fragrant on the nose a hallmark of Haut-Bailly this has aromas of tar and blackberry liqueur. With a soft entry this is ripe and pure on the palate with intense blue fruit flavors before yielding to some firm tannins. Though this will take some time to come together it also has one of the longest unhurried finishes of any 2011 Pessac. Owned by American Robert Wilmers since 1998 Chateau Haut-Bailly has seen a tremendous resurgence in quality. Well done. Tasted twice. Enjoy 2016-2026.
JJB 90
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, January 2016
The 2011 Haut Bailly is composed of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot and 3% cabernet franc. Dark purple in color and almost opaque. Aromas of rich red fruit are followed by chocolate and spice, laced with earthy... The 2011 Haut Bailly is composed of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot and 3% cabernet franc. Dark purple in color and almost opaque. Aromas of rich red fruit are followed by chocolate and spice, laced with earthy minerality and fresh flowers. The palate is spicy and round with kisses of oak while finishing with brisk acidity and gritty tannins. Drink this over the next 15 years.