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Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé de Graves (OWC if 6 btls) 2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé de Graves (OWC if 6 btls) 2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé de Graves (OWC if 6 btls) 2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé de Graves (OWC if 6 btls) 2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé de Graves (OWC if 6 btls) 2016

A harmonious, supple wine, with remarkable complexity, still affordable. One of Pessac-Léognan's best-kept secrets... but for how much longer?

  • €129

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Lot Description: Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé de Graves (OWC if 6 btls) 2016

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • WineDex : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Wilmers
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit verdot
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Environment friendly
  • Size (in ha): 28
  • Volume: 140000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • After blending, the wines are aged for 18 months in oak barrels, 50 to 65% of which are renewed each year. A predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon produces distinguished wines with a substantial capacity to age, that are always much in demand thanks to their suppleness and balance.

    Vines were already growing here in the 15th century in an area known as Pujau, on the site of the current Château Haut-Bailly. In the 17th century, the property was acquired by two Parisian bankers, Firmin Le Bailly and Nicolas de Louvarde, who were both creditors of the previous owners. It was the first who gave his name to the château.

    In 1872, Alcide Bellot des Minères bought the land, on the advice of Monseigneur Bonnet, the archbishop of Bordeaux, and built the existing château. Within a few years this entrepreneur and highly competent wine producer had raised Haut-Bailly to an exceptionally high standard. The same family, today represented by Véronique Sanders, has retained control of the property, even though it was purchased by an American, Robert Wilmers, in 1998. Substantial investments followed in the vineyard, winery and cellar room.
    Haut-Bailly's vineyard benefits from a magnificent terroir, consisting of sandy soil mixed with gravel, on a subsoil rich in fossilized stone. Perfectly drained due to the slopes, the vineyard is managed traditionally, and ploughed, as in the old days, without the use of any herbicides.

    The vineyard still has some very old vines, with a wide range of varieties, dating from the period after phylloxera, that include Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields are intentionally reduced: after manual harvests, there are several sorting operations in the vineyard, on reception at the winery and then again on a vibrating table after the bunches have been destemmed. Vinification is carried out with separate vats for each plot.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
96-98/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
95/100Wine Spectator
96-97/100Bettane & Desseauve
98/100Decanter
17/20Jancis Robinson
98/100James Suckling
18,5/20RVF
17/20Le Point
97/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
96/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak -