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1970 Haut Bailly Haut Bailly Bordeaux Pessac Leognan France Still wine

1970 Haut Bailly

Haut Bailly

90Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted blind in London, it had been several years since I last tasted the 1970 Haut Bailly. At 36 years of age this is a Pessac-Leognan still with much pleasure to give. Healthy in color with commensurate bricking on the rim, it has a fragrant bouquet with scents of gravel and cedar on the nose. Nothing intense or powerful here, yet well defined and almost Saint-Julien-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and commendable balance. There remain vestiges of leafy red berry fruit intermingling with sous-bois and cedar, gently building to a composed finish, but never over-reaching itself. There is a sense of stylishness emanating from this Haut-Bailly, which is obviously not going to improve any further, yet under good storage conditions, will continue to offer drinking pleasure over the next decade. Tasted October 2016. Dec 2016, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 90/100

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