ready-improve2008 Ch. Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

Product: 2008-0750-02-8006996
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson
  • Ready, but will improve


The lovely Véronque Sanders is as elegant as her wines. Like all her successful counterparts in 2008, Véronique was completely focused on tending the vineyard during the wet summer and long dry autumn, and this hard work has really paid off. The 2008 is a beautiful, floral powerhouse displaying the gorgeous, ripe, silky cassis fruit of the vintage but with a chocolaty complexity that makes it a delight to taste even en primeur. Multiple layers of fruit and savoury notes add complexity whilst the minerally, graphite finish is that of a benchmark Péssac-Léognan. Harmonious, with lovely balance and an awesome length, this is one of the stars of the vintage.

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[]The Wine Advocate:: 96/100
[]Robert Parker:: 96/100
[]Jancis Robinson:: 17/20 {ratings} {***}