Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan 2017
Bordeaux wine Rouge
Robert Parker : 97+ points
Red wine 2017
- Area : Bordeaux
- Name : Pessac-Léognan / Graves
- Grape variety : Cabernet-sauvignon, Merlot, Petit-Verdot
- Structure : Complex, Dense, Lush, Sappy, Satiny, Silky, Suave
- Families of flavor : Chocolat, Coffee, Licorice, Mokka, Spices, Tobacco, Truffe
- Conservation : A maturité 2025-2040
- Temperature of service : 16°
- Mets/wines agreements : Bécasses rôties en cocotte, Côte de boeuf braisée, Perdreau truffé
- Capacity : Bottle (0,75 L)
Description of the Château Haut-Bailly
Gorgeous wine, so well crafted. Good dark-ruby color. Aromas of cherry, spice and cocoa. Full-bodied, firmly tannic and a long finish of fruit and tannins. Needs time to mellow.
Robert Parker : 97 points
"Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Haut-Bailly offers up a tantalizingly savory nose of smoked meats, chargrill, tapenade, unsmoked cigars and black truffles with a core of black currants, black cherries and wild blueberries plus wafts of iron ore and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, very firm and yet wonderfully plush with a powerful core of fruit—this vintage is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove. The finish goes on and on with persistent earthy/minerally notes and savory/sweet fruit. Although it is tempting and indeed delicious right now, the wine still possesses many restrained layers and should handsomely reward the patient."
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