Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

9.316 ratings on Delectable
$149

Haut-Bailly's American proprietor, Robert Wilmers, backed up by the brilliant Veronique Sanders, continues to go from strength to strength. A fabulous example of this estate, the 2005 is an ethereal, delicate, finesse-styled offering with intensity as well as richness. It has all the concentration one could want, but it comes across as gorgeously elegant and sublime because of its combination of delicacy, power, and depth. Beautiful raspberry, black cherry, currant, graphite, and scorched earth notes are subtle, but provocative. In the mouth, there is good acidity, medium body, ripe tannin, and terrific length. This is a beauty of haute couture from Pessac-Leognan. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Nestor Gonzalez Delectable Pro

Phenomenal!

Phenomenal!

10

Austin Ferrari Delectable Pro

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

Standing tall and strong. It has power and length but is very well balanced with fruit, acid, and earth. Drinking like a baby still and has integrity to sit for much longer!

Standing tall and strong. It has power and length but is very well balanced with fruit, acid, and earth. Drinking like a baby still and has integrity to sit for much longer!

9.4

Mark Lindzy Delectable Pro

I'm not an avid Bordeaux drinker, but I can dig this wine. Very well-balanced fruit, earth, spice and acidity.

I'm not an avid Bordeaux drinker, but I can dig this wine. Very well-balanced fruit, earth, spice and acidity.

9.2

Andrei Shustov

Big, balanced and not overpowered by alcohol - all that you can expect from great crafted Bordeaux!

Big, balanced and not overpowered by alcohol - all that you can expect from great crafted Bordeaux!

9.5