Renowned as one of the world’s most elegant wines, the character of Chateau 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.
he saturated ruby/purple-hued Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Leognan 2011 exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits the palate with the profound elegance and purity that have become so much a characteristic under Wilmers and Sanders. Still youthful, with good acidity and freshness, this brilliant, medium-bodied 2011 needs another 4-5 years of bottle age, and should evolve effortlessly for 20-25 years