Château Haut Bailly, Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2011

  Château Haut Bailly

Tasted twice, Veronique Sanders' Haut Bailly 2011 is good, but sadly doesn't come close to the two extraordinary wines produced in 2009 and 2010. Fragrant, enticing bouquet of cut flowers and cherry liqueur leads to a pretty palate boasting, sweet strawberry and raspberry flavours. Pure and svelte, this is a refined Haut Bailly with a lovely tannic structure, it just lacks the depth and concentration of its two forebears.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Haut Bailly

Haut-Bailly is a Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Graves.

Appellation: Pessac-Léognan

The region has one first growth, Château Haut-Brion, whilst other renowned Chateaux currently doing well are La Mission-Haut-Brion, Pape-Clément, Smith-Haut-Lafitte and Haut-Bailly. Soils are gravely and well-drained and the plantations are similar in proportion to those of the Médoc, consisting mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The region is also well known for its long-lived whites that can be varying blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon oaked or unoaked. The most lauded are Domaine de Chevalier, Haut-Brion, Pape-Clement, De Fieuzal, and Laville-Haut-Brion.