Chateau Haut-Bailly 2010

Bordeaux, AOC, Great Growth, Pessac-Léognan

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The wine produced by this area is undoubtedly one of the best wines of Saint-Julien appellation, but also one of the best wines of Bordeaux. This wine has a black color with purple reflections. The nose is delicate and powerful, you can feel the candied fruit and the warm wood. On the palate the wine is dense, with silky tannins, long finish is unusual for such a young wine, which suggests a great aging potential.

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Data sheet

Parker Rating
75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Bordeaux, Graves
Château Haut-Bailly
Best vintages
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1979, 1970, 1964, 1961, 1959,1955, 1953, 1949, 1947, 1945
35-40 years
Serving T°
18 OWC of 12 bottles
Grand Cru
Producer: Château Haut-Bailly
Château Haut-Bailly

The jewel of Pessac-Léognan


The Haut-Bailly vineyard's story begins during the 1530's, in Bordeaux. That's when two merchant families from the Basque Country (the Daitzes and the Goyanèches) decide to buy many acres of land in the Léognan commune. There, they'd develop the vineyard for more than a hundred years. In 1630, a banker from Paris (Firmin Le Bailly) buys the Pessac-Léognan estate, giving it its current name. Later on, they sell it to Christophe de La Faurie (Baron of Maubadon), who keeps the original moniker. In 1736, five years before his death, Christophe's son, Laurent, entrusts the estate to Thomas Barton.

Mr. Barton, an Irish merchant, uses his robust network to develop the Château Haut-Bailly brand, making the estate the talk of the town in the UK and Ireland. As for the castle itself, construction starts in 1872, courtesy of Alcide Bellot des Minières, also known as the "King of Winemakers". After his death in 1906, the estate once again changes hand and faces many crisis (phylloxera, Great Depression, risk of bankruptcy...)

In 1955, a Belgian merchant, called Daniel Sanders, took ownership of the wine estate. Thanks to him and his son, Jean, it regained its spot on the international scene. Today, the estate is the property of the Wilmers family, since Robert G. Wilmers (former manager of the M&T Bank) bought it in 1998. He tasked Véronique Sanders with overseeing the Château. She now keeps on doing Robert's great work: modernizing the estate, without betraying its history and values.

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