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Haut Bailly 2012

Haut-Bailly

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 96.0

Château Haut Bailly is a Grand Cru Classé in the Pessac Léognan appellation of the Bordeaux region. Situated on high ground just east of Léognan, Haut Bailly’s terroir benefits from gravel, sandstone and sand over limestone soils. The 39 hectares of vineyard are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (c.60%), Merlot (c.34%), Cabernet Franc (c.3%) and Petit Verdot (c.3%). Previously only 30 hectares in size, as of 2022, Haut Bailly added vines from their neighbouring estate – Château Le Pape to expand their vineyard. As time goes on we are to expect less Cabernet Sauvignon, more Petit Verdot and less Cabernet Franc as the vineyard continues to evolve. On average Haut-Bailly’s vines are around 38 years of age, but it must be noted that over half the vineyard is more than half a century old, with 15% of the vines being over 120 years in age. The end result is a wine full to the brim with spices, juicy fruit, smoke and tobacco, forming a full-bodied blend that is imbued with balance and finesse, drawn from Haut Bailly’s historic landscape.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

16+
James Lawther MW

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. Crimson hue. Fruit-driven nose with a slightly leafy edge. Now seems simpler than the 2011. The palate is juicy and pleasant but slightly drying and edgy on the finish. Perhaps trying a little too hard? (JL)

96
Robert M. Parker, Jr.

The classic 2012 Haut-Bailly is staggeringly great wine, with a stunning bouquet of lead pencil shavings, blueberries, black raspberries and blackcurrants and perhaps a touch of spring flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with an almost seamless integration of wood, alcohol and tannin. It is rich, concentrated, stunningly supple, pure and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. This wine defines what is meant by intensity of flavor, but it is light on its feet, à la great cuisine. It should be drinkable reasonably young, but age effortlessly for 25-30 years.

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