Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

9.442 ratings on Delectable
$219

The 2009 hit the magical three-digit score... The 2009 is my all-time favorite Bordeaux vintage...It is similar in style to 1982, but even richer...a beautiful nose of lead pencil shavings,creme de cassis, blackberry and plum, followed by an intense, super-concentrated mouthfeel that is expansive and savory, with beautifully integrated tannins and low acidity, as most wines in this vintage possess. There is still plenty of freshness and liveliness from this great terroir. The finish goes on for close to a minute and the wine, while still a young pre-adolescent in terms of its evolution, is absolutely spectacularly complex and enjoyable already. This is a 40- to 50-year wine. Drink 2012-2052. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

This afternoon I had the pleasure of dinning with a 2009 Chateau Haut-Bailly. Made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc and I can see why 09' is the vintage it is with great fineness. There are beautiful aromas of dark fruit, black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, mocha, wet soil, and minerals. The first sip shows its elegance right away that is velvety smooth and great depth. Beautiful dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, fig, plums, black currant, graphite, and violets. This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity, medium+ gripping tannins with a long pleasing finish. Nostrovia!

This afternoon I had the pleasure of dinning with a 2009 Chateau Haut-Bailly. Made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc and I can see why 09' is the vintage it is with great fineness. There are beautiful aromas of dark fruit, black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, mocha, wet soil, and minerals. The first sip shows its elegance right away that is velvety smooth and great depth. Beautiful dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, fig, plums, black currant, graphite, and violets. This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity, medium+ gripping tannins with a long pleasing finish. Nostrovia!

9.6

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Thought this was a cooler vintage wine but the tannins were riper.

Thought this was a cooler vintage wine but the tannins were riper.

9.3

Antonio Gianola Delectable Pro

Maduro wrapper, dark currant and incredibly supple. A knockout Thank you for the generous gift.

Maduro wrapper, dark currant and incredibly supple. A knockout Thank you for the generous gift.

9.4

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Dark in color, black cherry, ripe aromas, creme d cassis. Very forward, but balanced with medium to full grain tannins.

Dark in color, black cherry, ripe aromas, creme d cassis. Very forward, but balanced with medium to full grain tannins.

8.8