Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan

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750 ml (Standard)

2007


Cultivar:

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Country:

France

Rating:

92 Points - Robert Parker 91 Points - Wine Spectator

Specifications:

13.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 25 yrs
Origin: Bordeaux Appellation: Pessac-Léognan

Tasting Notes:

"The 2007 Haut Bailly has a beautiful, quintessential Pessac bouquet with touches of warm gravel filtering through the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive, tightly knit black fruit laced with cedar and white pepper. There is superb weight in this 2007 considering the vintage, doling out fine mineralité on the persistent finish." WA

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

White Pepper
White Pepper

Cedar
Cedar

Minerality
Minerality

Renowned as one of the world’s most elegant wines, the character of Château Haut-Bailly is a series of unlikely paradoxes. It is as complex as it is balanced: deliberate and discrete, powerful and gentle, immediate and timeless. Each vintage is unique and true to itself just as each vintage is consistent and true to the unquestionable character of Haut-Bailly.

Flowering took place more than three weeks earlier than usual thanks to an early spring and a very warm April. However, more than average rainfall in May caused a high risk of mildew. This called for constant attention and quick reactions from the vineyard workers. Furthermore, cool overcast weather during the summer slowed down grape growth and caused the vines to lose their initial advance. Fortunately, though, the weather throughout September and October was ideal, with beautiful sunny days and cool nights. The harvest began on 21st September with the picking of a plot of young vines. This was followed by the magnificent Merlot grapes between 27th September and 2nd October. Our best Cabernet Sauvignon waited until the second week of October before they reached optimum maturity. Thanks to a series of anticyclones in late summer, the grapes had a total of 130 days to ripen after flowering instead of the usual 100. This long growing season compensated for an unusually chilly August.

Thanks to careful winemaking and gentle extraction, wines of great balance and structure, with an excellent polyphenol content, were produced. At the end of malolactic fermentation, the wines were very smooth and round. The deeply-coloured, concentrated, and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon wines constitute the backbone of this year’s wine. Together with the softness of the Merlots, they are sure to form a very balanced and elegant blend.

50% new barrels Fining with egg white.

Food pairing

Perfect with roast beef.

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