Chateau Haut Bailly Grand Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan 2007
A Red wine from Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France. Made from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc.
The 2007 Vintage:
Glorious. Beautifully fresh and ripe red fruits almost Pinot noir like nose. Effortlessly classy with really delicate and fine tannins holding together a radiant and pure core of slightly racey, crunchy and succulent fruit. Always a favourite with the BBR team the rigorous selection made to ensure this wine's highest quality really has worked beautifully here
Decanter, 93 Points
Perfect for drinking now but sure to last for another decade or more. The aromatics of this are just gorgeous, unfurling in the glass to show russet and undergrowth, liquorice, soft black chocolate and savoury but welcoming berry fruit. This 2007 vintage saw a cool summer but a warm September and October, meaning careful work in the vineyard and patience was necessary. Underestimated on release. The wines might not have the structure for long ageing as with 2010 or 2000, but they are blossoming right now, and offer great pleasure; classic balance. Drinking Window 2020 - 2038
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Range: 90-92
Wine Spectator, 91 Points
Shows complex aromas of dark fruits, with bitter chocolate and floral notes. Full-bodied, with pretty, silky tannins. Very well-integrated and long. Builds on the palate. Best after 2013. 5,835 cases made.