Cru classé - Pessac-Léognan

Château Haut-Bailly, owned by Robert Wilmers and Véronique Sanders, is a wine estate located in Léognan. In the Pessac-Leognan AOC, it is found as grand cru classé in the Graves wine classification. The production is 150,000 bottles and the Haut-Bailly estate extends over 28 hectares of vines.

What are the specificities of Château Haut-Bailly?

Could Haut-Bailly be lost in Pessac-Léognan gravel, as its "pomerol" character might lead one to believe? The absolute dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon leaves no room for doubt. Surprising, because often light when tasted young, the wine gains weight with the years spent in the bottle. In the hands of the "Roi des vignerons (King of winegrowers)" in the 19th century, Alcide Bellot des Minières, the estate rose to a level close to that of the Premiers Grands Crus of the appellation. With forty-year-old vines, the property has been producing a wine of very equal quality from vintage to vintage since the end of the 1970s. It has had a few failures, including 1975, already weak, and 1982, very uneven from one bottle to the next. Château Haut-Bailly 1979 might have suffered the same fate if Jean Sanders had not had the wisdom to downgrade a third of the harvest to second wine. Which, at the time, was an exception. This rigour continues to be the rule since Robert Wilmers bought the estate in 1998. The vineyard and the cellars - with a vat room recomposed according to the plots - are privileged.

The 28-hectare vineyard offers a wine made from different grape varieties for tasting:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
  • Merlot 25%
  • Cabernet Franc 10%

The Château Haut-Bailly owes its prestige to its inimitable style perfectly combining finesse and elegance.

In order to raise the quality of its Grand Vin, the estate has been producing a second wine since 1967, formerly Domaine de la Prade it is now called Prade de Haut-Bailly.

Best vintages of Château Haut-Bailly: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2008, 2005

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