2011 Haut Bailly Haut Bailly
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 94
  • DC 94
  • NM 93
  • WS 92
  • JL 92

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Reg: $1,095.00

$925.00

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 95
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, May 2012
(WE92-94 points) 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, 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... expand 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. collapse
DC 94
Decanter, July 2020
As with the 2007, this 2011 is bursting with pleasure right now. Carefully controlled and elegant while still being juicy, allowing the tannins to tiptoe across the palate in that way Haut-Bailly does so well. Fine... expand As with the 2007, this 2011 is bursting with pleasure right now. Carefully controlled and elegant while still being juicy, allowing the tannins to tiptoe across the palate in that way Haut-Bailly does so well. Fine tannins, well-expressed cassis and blackberry fruits, with a curl of pencil lead and cool ash on the finish. The Spring of 2011 was the hottest and driest in 50 years, with only 78mm of rain falling between March and June, balanced out by a cool and rather wet July and August, and then a warm September allowing good ripening window but keeping this rather elegant savoury fruit frame. The harvest lasted from September 9 to 29. collapse
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM91-93 points) 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... expand (NM91-93 points) 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. collapse
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2014
Shows a grippy feel, with lots of briar, pastis and plum sauce notes rolled together and driving through the sappy finish. Well-embedded acidity pushes everything along, while a pure echo of fruit hangs through the... expand Shows a grippy feel, with lots of briar, pastis and plum sauce notes rolled together and driving through the sappy finish. Well-embedded acidity pushes everything along, while a pure echo of fruit hangs through the finish. Should blossom with cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2028. –JM collapse
JL 92
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2017
Forward, accessibile styled wine, with loads of upfront, earthy, smoky fruit and gentle, soft, textured tannins. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2011+Haut+Bailly
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2011
Size 6L
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.