2015 La Parde de Haut-Bailly 2nd vin du Château Haut-Bailly
Experts in soil research have found that Haut Bailly has one of the finest terroirs in the Pessac-Léognan. Great wines arise from the interplay between soil, location, climate and people. The wines have always been good, but the quality has improved even more in recent years. Haut-Bailly is known for its softness and silky texture.
The La Parde of Chateau Haut Bailly has achieved the highest quality standards in recent years. More and more is being used in the second wine of the big brother, with the result that this second wine is also very high quality. He comes from the big terroir and is vinified by the same team. The higher percentage of merlot makes it accessible faster. This is in any case a qualitative wine that will accompany a beautiful dinner perfectly and will ensure a lot of drinking pleasure. This La Parde de Haut-Bailly has an excellent price / quality ratio and is a lot friendlier in terms of price than its very big brother. The La Parde de Haut-Bailly 2015 has a bouquet with fresh notes of blueberry and cherry . The taste is medium-bodied with ripe tannin, a hint of graphite with lots of blackberry and blueberry. This is a structured La Parde de Haut-Bailly. On the palate, the wine is slightly chalky with a precise finish. The 2015 is a very successful year that already tastes delicious when young.
Soil research experts have found that Château Haut-Bailly has one of the finest terroirs in the Pessac-Léognan. Great wines are created by the interplay between soil, location, climate and people. The wines have always been good, but have increased even more in quality in recent years. Haut-Bailly is known for its softness and silky texture. The wine has incredible potential for refined tannins and softly sweet, complex fruit nuances.
The vineyard is managed according to strict traditions and chemical herbicides are never used. Spraying is carefully limited, the soil is plowed and weeded with hoes, and the grapes are picked entirely by hand. The vinification takes place in a fermentation chamber with 26 thermo-regulated cement tanks of different sizes (ranging from 30 to 120 hectoliters). These specially adapted barrels ensure that the grapes, grown in different parts of the vineyard, are kept completely separate from the moment they are picked until the vinification.
The winemaking process takes place in cement tanks, while blending is done in stainless steel tanks - a great example of how tradition and modernity go hand in hand at Château Haut-Bailly. Alcoholic fermentation lasts eight to ten days and is followed by maceration. This process takes about three weeks during which the wine never overheats. In this way, a perfectly balanced wine is achieved.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Château Haut Bailly|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard|