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Haut Bailly 2007

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2007Haut Bailly

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BT3 \ 036560.001290 RP3662.22222133333390.0090.00Haut Bailly0.75
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Tasting Notes

An extremely complex bouquet of cedar, unsmoked cigar tobacco, berry fruit, and earth is followed by a medium-bodied, silky textured wine that builds incrementally, impressing the taster with its purity, overall equilibrium, and length. It is a quintessentially, elegant, flavorful wine to drink now and over the next 12-14 years. Drink 2010-2024.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

The 2007 Haut Bailly has a beautiful, quintessential Pessac bouquet with touches of warm gravel filtering through the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive, tightly knit black fruit laced with cedar and white pepper. There is superb weight in this 2007 considering the vintage, doling out fine mineralité on the persistent finish. Very fine, but I would actually wait another couple of years before broaching. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date 2019 - 2032

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017

No attack from mildew July some green harvest. A deep black/purple colour. Good intensity on the nose of plum-scented fruit with blackberries and raspberries. Very clean and ripe with good minerality. Lovely silky tannins on the palate, full-bodied, lovely mouthfeel, quite floral. Good delineation, blackberries, briary and boysenberry. Lighter on the finish but the aftertaste is evidence of the fine, physiologically ripe tannins. Touches of cedar on the finish. Very feminine for Haut-Bailly and one that should build nicely by the time of bottling.Tasted April 2008

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008

Diffuse bouquet already on the nose low key but intriguing. A hint of oak definitely not speciously sweet. Quite succulent fruit but a very dry finish. Confident even if not especially concentrated. Dry powdery finish. Drink 2012-19

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008

Fresh ruby-red color. Cabernet-dominated aromas of dark plum, tobacco, menthol, licorice and flowers, lifted by pepper and mint nuances. Offers good intensity but moderate flesh, with the pepper and spice notes contributing to an impression of grip. Less fat and pliant than usual for this wine in its youth but quite savory owing to its juicy acidity, which gives the finish a youthfully tart edge. Much of the weaker merlot was declassified into the estate's second wine. This one will be interesting to follow in barrel.

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008

Lots of fruit shows on the nose, it is all very black fruited, a mix of cassis, sloe and black cherry. This mix of flavours is in evidence on the palate all nicely layered underpinned by fresher red fruit. The finish is firm but the tannins are not over aggressive

Derek Smedley MW, April 2008

Deep ruby. Coconut oak nose. Savoury, mineral fruit, with good intensity of flavour. Good persistence. Very nice, well handled. Mid-term. Drink 2014-20. 4 stars.

Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com
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