Château Haut Bailly 2003
Pessac-Léognan - Cru Classé de Graves
Cellaring potential: Can be drunk now. A mature wine.
Tasting : The wine of Château Haut-Bailly has a refined and pure bouquet with notes of dark chocolate infusing the precise fruit of red berries. It unfolds seductively in the glass. The palate has supple tannins and well-defined acidity. The finish is quite gripping. Elegance and power here.
Terroir Today: The 33-hectare vineyard of Chateau Haut Bailly has 30 hectares planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. This represents a change in the vineyard with less Cabernet Sauvignon, more Petit Verdot, and a reduction in Cabernet Franc over the years.
In fact, as the Cabernet Franc vines die, they are now being replaced by Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also a very small percentage of Malbec and Carmenere.
The terroir consists of gravel, sandstone and sand over limestone soils. The sandstone of the soils contains a large number of petrified fossils, which adds to the unique character of the wine. The vineyard consists of one large block of vines, which is separated only by a small road in the vineyard.
|Note||Between 91 and 94|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Prix||From 80 to 150 €|