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2005 Château Haut-Bailly (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Haut-Bailly chateau-haut-bailly.com   details
Appellation: Pessac-Léognan - Graves - France (Grand Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$76.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: February 14, 2010 , from a member
5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: tree fruit, dried fruit; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: firm; Finish: very persistent; Overall: well balanced; Wow. An absolutely stunning wine. Wonderful but discreet bouquet, firm body, strong but smooth tannins. Lots of fruit but well balanced with hints of graphite and long finish. "
rated: August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
4 stars "Lovely precision of fruit. Vibrant dark fruit notes. Reserved but intense. Clean and fresh with firm, fine tannins. Suave medium-bodied texture. Drink 2013-2030. (18 points)" Best 2013-2030
rated: October 31, 2008 , from a member
95 points Best 2012-2025
rated: June 16, 2011 , dmarano
95 points "Haut-Bailly’s American proprietor, Robert Wilmers, backed up by the brilliant Veronique Sanders, continues to go from strength to strength. A fabulous example of this estate, the 2005 is an ethereal, delicate, finesse-styled offering with intensity as well as richness. It has all the concentration one could want, but it comes across as gorgeously elegant and sublime because of its combination of delicacy, power, and depth. Beautiful raspberry, black cherry, currant, graphite, and scorched earth notes are subtle, but provocative. In the mouth, there is good acidity, medium body, ripe tannin, and terrific length. This is a beauty of haute couture from Pessac-Leognan. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035." Best 2015-2035
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