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1998 Haut Bailly Haut Bailly Bordeaux Pessac Leognan France Still wine

1998 Haut Bailly

Haut Bailly

91Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted at the chateau, the 1998 Haut-Bailly is a wine that exploits what was a fine vintage in Pessac-Leognan, and appears to slowly improve with age. Having not reached adulthood yet, it has a simmering, powerful bouquet with smoke and truffle accompanying the red berry fruit, perhaps a little mintier than previous bottles. The palate is complex and well balanced, harmonious with kirsch and bay leaf, you could say "modestly precocious" in style. The acidity cuts through nicely here, lending freshness on the finish that feels long and possesses the substance to suggest that it will easily bestow drinkers with another 15-20 years of pleasure. You could broach this now, but it possesses the concentration to mature over the next 20 years without problem. Tasted March 2016. Jun 2016, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 91/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£1,038.00
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