2006 Haut Bailly

Haut Bailly

93Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£637.00
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
Duty Paid
£637.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

A superb success for the vintage, the 2006 exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue as well as a poised, classic bouquet of sweet black cherries, graphite, camphor, truffles, and a subtle hint of oak. Medium-bodied with a stunningly layered texture, impressive purity, and beautiful balance, this cuvee is haute couture in a glass. Although surprisingly approachable, it won’t hit its adolescent stage for 8-10 years, and will last for 25-30 years thereafter. Bravo!||It is extraordinary to see what the American proprietor, a banker from Buffalo, NY, Robert Wilmers and Veronique Sanders, the granddaughter of the former proprietor, have accomplished at Haut-Bailly. Together they are pushing this outstanding terroir to first-growth quality levels. It is an amazing success story, and readers looking for a quintessentially elegant Bordeaux need look no further than Haut-Bailly. Wine Advocate.February, 2009

Score: 95-/100Robert Parker

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau Haut-Bailly has a refined and pure bouquet with hints of dark chocolate infusing the precise red berry fruit. I love the way this seductively unfurls in the glass, as if a finger is beckoning you. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a keen line of acidity, quite grippy and backward towards the finish, suggesting that this will benefit from another year or two in bottle. Elegance and power here, a Haut-Bailly cruising at a high level. Tasted January 2016. May 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Neal Martin

Berries, mineral and violet on the nose follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a beautiful floral finish. Starts out earthy, but turns rich and beautiful. Evolves beautifully in the glass. Best after 2013. 6,665 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009.

Score: 92-/100Wine Spectator
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
12.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
12.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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