Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan 2015
A historic estate in Pessac-Léognan that eventually came into the hands of our very own Robert Wilmers. His son Chris has since taken over, continuing to elevate their wines to the upper echelons of Bordeaux producers. Even as a young wine, the 2015 vintage is already showing beautifully refined aromas and flavors such as dark red fruits with silky tannins. Produced sustainably and one of our favorite Bordeaux producers.
JS98: "This is an incredible young red with precision and focus that is second to almost none. Full body with a ultra-fine tannin drive that is seamless as it is endless. It ends with such power. Try in 2024 but already impressive to taste." - James Suckling
AG97: "Once again, I am absolutely stunned by how vivid the 2015 Haut-Bailly is. Bright, red-toned fruit and floral overtones convey freshness. Deep and unctuous in the glass, with tremendous concentration, the 2015 has more than enough clout to age well for several decades. It will need at least a few years in bottle to be truly enjoyable." - Antonio Galloni
NM95: " The 2015 Haut-Bailly has an intense bouquet with raspberry preserve, blackberry and briary scents intertwined with cedar and hints of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and superb acidity (more tensile than I remember it in barrel). I adore the focus and the class of this wine, the manner in which it gently fans out toward the finish. Classy and sophisticated, this is an outstanding Haut-Bailly. To repeat my sentiment from barrel, this 2015 is up there with the 2009 and 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2021 - 2045." - Neal Martin
Château Haut-Bailly sits in a 74-acre vineyard at the heart of the Graves region. Under the new leadership of Robert Wilmers and the management of Veronique Sanders, Chateau Haut-Bailly develops wines in a distinctive style that combines classicism with modernity. Pessac-Leognan is the third wine of the estate. Its accessible and can be enjoyed young. A lush, energetic left bank blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.