Château Haut-Bailly 2017

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• Domaine: Château Haut-Bailly
• Appellation: Pessc-Léognan
• Classification: Grand Cru Classé de Graves
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

Château Haut-Bailly stands as a beacon of viticultural excellence in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation within Bordeaux, France. It was acquired by the late American banker Robert Wilmers and is currently owned by his family.

Nestled on the left bank of the Garonne River, Château Haut-Bailly boasts vineyards that are meticulously tended, producing grapes of exceptional quality. The estate's terroir, marked by gravelly soils and a favorable microclimate, imparts unique characteristics to the wines, resulting in a portfolio that reflects the essence of Pessac-Léognan.

The château's winemaking philosophy seamlessly marries tradition with innovation. With a heritage dating back centuries, Château Haut-Bailly embraces modern techniques to ensure the wines achieve their fullest expression while respecting the integrity of the land.

Visitors to Château Haut-Bailly are treated to a sensory journey through the vineyards, cellars, and, ultimately, the glass. The estate's wines are celebrated for their balance, complexity, and the ability to age gracefully, embodying the timeless allure of Bordeaux.

Château Haut-Bailly's enduring legacy in the world of wine is a testament to its unwavering pursuit of excellence and its role in defining the standards for Pessac-Léognan and Bordeaux wines as a whole.


Tasting Notes

"The 2017 Haut-Bailly is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it has a wonderfully spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves, anise and fenugreek with core of roses, warm blueberries, black forest cake and black raspberries plus hints of underbrush and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied with firm, ripe, grainy tannins, it has oodles of freshness and great finesse, continuing bright and energetic on the long, minerally finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (4/27/2018, Issue 236), Ratings: 94-96

"I continue to believe that the top 2017s from Bordeaux are undervalued in the market: case in point, the 2017 Château Haut-Bailly. This is a gorgeous wine that I think is as good, if not better than the 2000. Stylistically, it's closer in style to the 2014 with its purity, balance, and elegance, yet it brings plenty of fruit and depth. Classic red and black fruit, smoked tobacco, scorched earth, and cedar pencil notes define the aromatics, and it's balanced and has a layered, seamless mouthfeel as well as a great finish. I would be thrilled with a case in the cellar, and it's going to drink well for three decades." - Jeb Dunnuck (10/19/2023) Ratings: 95, Drink: 2023-2053


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Stock Status In Stock
Appellation Graves
Vintage 2017
Brand Château Haut Bailly
Shipping Weight 3.000000
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Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious wine appellation located in the northern Graves region of Bordeaux on the Left Bank of the Garonne River to the south of Bordeaux city. Created in 1987 the Pessac-Léognan AOC encompasses communes in the south of Bordeaux such as Pessac-Léognan and Martillac. 

Pessac-Léognan soils are among the most widely varied in the region which explains why both serious red and white wines can be produced. The main grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Semillon producing elegant, complex wines that age well. 

These wines are known for their structure and their rich flavors often featuring notes of dark fruits, tobacco, spices. 

Pessac-Léognan has fourteen Crus Classés de Graves including one that is also a 1855 First Growths : Château Haut-Brion.

The area is home to several renowned estates including Château Pape-Clement, Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Château Lespault-Martillac, Château Haut-Bailly, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Latour-Martillac, La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion, Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Château Carbonnieux, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, Clos Floridene, Château Bouscaut, Château Olivier, Château La Tour Haut-Brion, Château Brown, Château Baret, Château de Fieuzal, Château Ferran.

These estates are celebrated for their meticulous winemaking processes and commitment to excellence ensuring that each bottle reflects the rich heritage and terroir of the region. 



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