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Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly. The 2012 is living up to its reviews. It’s good & well priced. The dark fruits are ripe, juicy, cola notes, menthol, dark, moist, turned earth. Drinking nicely now but, still a hold for another 5 years plus. Served with Coq au Vin. Baby Carrots, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions & Red Wine Sauce. Mathilde French Bistro Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing & dinner guests.

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly. The 2012 is living up to its reviews. It’s good & well priced. The dark fruits are ripe, juicy, cola notes, menthol, dark, moist, turned earth. Drinking nicely now but, still a hold for another 5 years plus. Served with Coq au Vin. Baby Carrots, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions & Red Wine Sauce. Mathilde French Bistro Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing & dinner guests.

9.3

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Stunned at how approachable this wine is.

Stunned at how approachable this wine is.

9.4

! !Yarivyo Wine Score! Delectable Pro

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

A lovely elegant Grand Cru, doing very well on this difficult vintage. This blend of 60%CS, 40% merlot, has a deep dark red color, aseductive elegant nose with plums, violets, licorice, chocolate, black raspberry, toasted oak and hint of peppers, medium- full body with ripe tannins, elegance and complexity. Long delicious dry finish that will most certainly will evolve over time. Still a baby that will hope fully continue to mature into a prince. My score 89, drink to 2026

A lovely elegant Grand Cru, doing very well on this difficult vintage. This blend of 60%CS, 40% merlot, has a deep dark red color, aseductive elegant nose with plums, violets, licorice, chocolate, black raspberry, toasted oak and hint of peppers, medium- full body with ripe tannins, elegance and complexity. Long delicious dry finish that will most certainly will evolve over time. Still a baby that will hope fully continue to mature into a prince. My score 89, drink to 2026

8.9

Kyle Groombridge Delectable Pro

I'll be the first to admit - Pessac-Leognan, with its pompous little history, gets overlooked and passed by in my drinking rotation way too easily. Perhaps not on purpose, but ultimately being deemed "not as exciting" as other left bank names like Margaux, Pauillac, and St. Julien.. but it's bottles like this that remind me why good Pessac is worth the time and effort to track down too. After a couple hours of decanting, the nose is dark and haunting, with notes of sweet, smoky oak, blackberries, blueberries, violet, and black licorice. The tannins are present but not too astringent at all. Smooth and inviting, dark and perfectly balanced, this drinks beautifully right now but will have the stuffing to age at least 10-20 more years.. This is easily a standout of the oft-disparaged 2012 vintage and well deserving of Parker's 96-point rating.

I'll be the first to admit - Pessac-Leognan, with its pompous little history, gets overlooked and passed by in my drinking rotation way too easily. Perhaps not on purpose, but ultimately being deemed "not as exciting" as other left bank names like Margaux, Pauillac, and St. Julien.. but it's bottles like this that remind me why good Pessac is worth the time and effort to track down too. After a couple hours of decanting, the nose is dark and haunting, with notes of sweet, smoky oak, blackberries, blueberries, violet, and black licorice. The tannins are present but not too astringent at all. Smooth and inviting, dark and perfectly balanced, this drinks beautifully right now but will have the stuffing to age at least 10-20 more years.. This is easily a standout of the oft-disparaged 2012 vintage and well deserving of Parker's 96-point rating.

9.3

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Black currant, dark roast coffee, wet black earth, nice baking spices.

Black currant, dark roast coffee, wet black earth, nice baking spices.

9.1

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

#UGC12

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9.3

Rob Landsness Delectable Pro

Brand Ambassador/Agent Jeffrey Davis Signature Selections

Showing very nicely, cocoa, sweet tannins, 40% merlot, 60% cab sav

Showing very nicely, cocoa, sweet tannins, 40% merlot, 60% cab sav

8.7

Pierre And Paula Soler

Smooth fruity excellent finish vintage 2012

Smooth fruity excellent finish vintage 2012

9.2

Sonal Bhatia

This wine needs decanting. It changes rapidly. Charcoal notes at the start. Brick. Vanilla. It's that 60 year old gray-haired man who has a lifetime of stories and a relaxed manner about him

This wine needs decanting. It changes rapidly. Charcoal notes at the start. Brick. Vanilla. It's that 60 year old gray-haired man who has a lifetime of stories and a relaxed manner about him

9.2

Christophe Aebi

Haut bailly always delivers, very commendable!

Haut bailly always delivers, very commendable!

9.2

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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