Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010 (1500ml)

$355

Proprietor Robert Wilmers and general manager/winemaker Veronique Sanders have done an extraordinary job at this estate, which has now become one of the superstars of Bordeaux as recent vintages have admirably demonstrated. An opulently styled effort, the blue/purple-hued 2010 offers a sweet kiss of graphite, charcoal, black cherries, black currants and compelling forest floor-like notes. A seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and oak is found in this full-bodied yet delicate, precise 2010. There is plenty of tannin but it is well-hidden behind the extravagant quantity of fruit... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Wow! This comes right out of the gate fantastically. This is magical this early for 2010. 2010 is a great vintage but, built for elder years and children. The nose reveals, slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, dark spices, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets. The body is round, elegant and ruby beautiful. The tannins are; dark, tarry, spicy, rounded and chewy. The structure, tension, length and balance live up to every bit of hype the 2010 was given. Slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, deep dark spices with incredible palate heat, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets. The acidity is perfect. The seriously elegant finish is; ripe, slightly candied, brightly floral, polished and persists endlessly. Beautiful wine now and for the next 35 years. Photos of; arial view of Chateau Haut-Bailly-fortunate to have spent two nights there, dinning room that I was fortunate to have dinner in, artful perspective of the Chateau and their brand glass doors that lead into their barrel room.

Wow! This comes right out of the gate fantastically. This is magical this early for 2010. 2010 is a great vintage but, built for elder years and children. The nose reveals, slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, dark spices, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets. The body is round, elegant and ruby beautiful. The tannins are; dark, tarry, spicy, rounded and chewy. The structure, tension, length and balance live up to every bit of hype the 2010 was given. Slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, deep dark spices with incredible palate heat, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets. The acidity is perfect. The seriously elegant finish is; ripe, slightly candied, brightly floral, polished and persists endlessly. Beautiful wine now and for the next 35 years. Photos of; arial view of Chateau Haut-Bailly-fortunate to have spent two nights there, dinning room that I was fortunate to have dinner in, artful perspective of the Chateau and their brand glass doors that lead into their barrel room.

9.6

Mike R Delectable Pro

It was closed for two hours but it finally finished strong

It was closed for two hours but it finally finished strong

9.4

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

9.3

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

Rich, delicious and distinctly savory. Raspberry, mocha, nutmeg. Terrific soft velvet structure. Gorgeous.

Rich, delicious and distinctly savory. Raspberry, mocha, nutmeg. Terrific soft velvet structure. Gorgeous.

9.7

Mike R Delectable Pro

I have never seen a wine where these three critics are in agreement - RP 95, WS 95 and WE 95 - deep rich concentrated fruits as well deep red color - it is still young and took two hours to where the decant worked and so opened up - I am total agreement - all smiles

I have never seen a wine where these three critics are in agreement - RP 95, WS 95 and WE 95 - deep rich concentrated fruits as well deep red color - it is still young and took two hours to where the decant worked and so opened up - I am total agreement - all smiles

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly. The 2010 is an excellent vintage but, it is for the later part of your life or your children. This is drinking beautifully with a 4 hour decant. The structure & tension are just starting to their softening stage. The length and balance are in the forget about it range and will just get better & better. Ripe, stunning fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum & a touch of blue fruits. Moist clay & top soils, stones, mint, graphite, fresh tobacco, dark cola, anise to black licorice with stunning, withering floral bouquet. Acidity is perfect. The finish is everything you want in a Bordeaux. Definitely a 99-100 point wine in 15 years plus. Served with the Cheese Plate; Red Hawk, Hop Along & Roquefort. @Mathilde French Bistro Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking terroir/vintages & dinner guests.

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly. The 2010 is an excellent vintage but, it is for the later part of your life or your children. This is drinking beautifully with a 4 hour decant. The structure & tension are just starting to their softening stage. The length and balance are in the forget about it range and will just get better & better. Ripe, stunning fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum & a touch of blue fruits. Moist clay & top soils, stones, mint, graphite, fresh tobacco, dark cola, anise to black licorice with stunning, withering floral bouquet. Acidity is perfect. The finish is everything you want in a Bordeaux. Definitely a 99-100 point wine in 15 years plus. Served with the Cheese Plate; Red Hawk, Hop Along & Roquefort. @Mathilde French Bistro Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking terroir/vintages & dinner guests.

9.6

Kenji Shimodaira Delectable Pro

Definitely the BEST by Château Haut-Bailly!!

Definitely the BEST by Château Haut-Bailly!!

9.7

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

#matteroftaste

#matteroftaste

9.7

Web Bond Delectable Pro

Big boy for Haut Bailly. Purported to be their best wine in the last 50 years. Highest elevation terroir in Pessac-Leognan. Probably under estimating this wine.

Big boy for Haut Bailly. Purported to be their best wine in the last 50 years. Highest elevation terroir in Pessac-Leognan. Probably under estimating this wine.

9.3

Alexandre Calvi Delectable Pro

Just don't leave this bottle unattended with your wife around…

Just don't leave this bottle unattended with your wife around…

9.6

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