Chateau Haut-Bailly 2010
Bordeaux, AOC, Great Growth, Pessac-Léognan
Tasting notes for the Chateau Haut-Bailly 2010
- EYE: Dark garnet color
- NOSE: Red cherries, tobacco
- MOUTH: Velvety tannins, fruity and powerful
In short: This Château Haut-Bailly 2010 from the eponymous Château Haut-Bailly is simply the best thing Pessac Léognan can offer. This bottle goes well with dishes such as Beef Wellington. No need to keep it in your cellar, as it can be experienced right away.
Other appellations from this estate: Château Haut-Bailly, La Parde Haut-Bailly, Château Le Pape, Pessac-Léognan de Château Haut-Bailly, Rose de Haut-Bailly...
- 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
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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