Château Haut-Bailly 2008

Pessac-Léognan - Cru Classé de Graves

Red Red
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96/100 Robert Parker
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Pessac-Léognan - Cru Classé de Graves


96/100 Parker

By Robert M. Parker in 2011: "A candidate for the title of "wine of the vintage," the 2008 Haut-Bailly is incredibly complex. Telltale notes of pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries, and cassis intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with emerging, early complexity, it is a super pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo!"




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.


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Data sheet

Note Between 95 and 97
PR rating 96/100
Recoverable VAT Yes
Colour Red
Format Bottle (75cl)
Vintage 2008
Volume 12,50 % vol - 75 cl
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Level Perfect
Label Perfect
Region Bordeaux
Maturity Mature wines
Châteaux bordeaux Haut-Bailly


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