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Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan 2012 | 750 ml.

Item #: 40419

SP93 RP91+

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: Merlot

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Critical Acclaim

RP96 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Apr 2015

"The classic 2012 Haut-Bailly is staggeringly great wine, with a stunning bouquet of lead pencil shavings, blueberries, black raspberries and blackcurrants and perhaps a touch of spring flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with an almost seamless integration of wood, alcohol and tannin. It is rich, concentrated, stunningly supple, pure and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. This wine defines what is meant by intensity of flavor, but it is light on its feet, à la great cuisine. It should be drinkable reasonably young, but age effortlessly for 25–30 years." (96 pts.)

RP91+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 24th Apr 2013

"While the 2012 Haut-Bailly is not as powerful or rich as the 2009 and 2010, it is classically elegant, racy and noble. This medium-bodied effort is the poster child for elegance, finesse, balance and equilibrium. The Cantemerle of Pessac-Leognan? Its deep ruby/plum/purple color is followed by a sweet nose of black cherries, black currants, lead pencil shavings and a touch of spicy oak. This medium-bodied, pretty wine will benefit from 4–5 years of cellaring and last for two decades." (91–93 pts.)

SP93 Wine Spectator Mar 31, 2015

"Well-stuffed, with thick and muscular brambly structure that easily supports the core of macerated black currant, fig and boysenberry fruit flavors. A tarry edge coats the finish. More backwards than most of its peers at this early stage, but all the elements are in place. Best from 2018 through 2027. 6,665 cases made." (93 pts.)

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More Information
SKU40419
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameChâteau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
DistrictSouthern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-AppellationPessac-Leognan
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume13%
BrandChâteau Haut-Bailly
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2012
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Merlot
Primary GrapeMerlot
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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