2020 Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé de Graves
Château Haut-Bailly has a distinct style that combines classic with modern, elegance, finesse and softness with structure. The smoothness of the tannins provides elegant and complex aromas. Château Haut-Bailly can be kept for many years, but it is already a wonderful wine to drink. This Château Haut-Bailly receives high praise from wine experts who agree that this Château Haut-Bailly offers complex enjoyment and a richness that is neither aggressive nor ostentatious. All these beautiful attributes that this wine has at its disposal mainly stem from the selection process of the grapes and the landscape and climate in which the grapes grow.
Soil experts have found that Haut Bailly has one of the finest terroirs in Pessac-Léognan. Great wines are created by the interplay between soil, location, climate and people. The wines have always been good, but have increased in quality even more 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 2020 Haut-Bailly settles into the glass with complex aromas of dark berries, laurel, loamy soil and cigars framed by a modest new oak. Full, velvety and elegantly muscled, powerful and concentrated, with lively acidity and an abundance of ripe yet youthful tannins. A wine that needs a few more years to drink, but in the end it can also be stored in the cellar until 2060. The 2020 vintage is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
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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, Petit Verdot|
|Drinking as of||2027|
|James Suckling rating||100|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|