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Chateau Haut Bailly Grand Cru Classe 2008

$210.00
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Low yields and a late year are a strong indication of excellent quality. The 2008 vintage is rich in color, has great vivacity, structure and balance, with velvety tannins that are seductive and powerful: both striking and soft!

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Chateau Haut Bailly 

Renowned as one of the world’s most elegant wines, the character of Château Haut-Bailly is a series of unlikely paradoxes. It is as complex as it is balanced: deliberate and discrete, powerful and gentle, immediate and timeless. Each vintage is unique and true to itself just as each vintage is consistent and true to the unquestionable character of Haut-Bailly.

2008 Vintage

The 2008 harvest will remain in the history books as one of the longest and latest of the decade: 10 days of grape picking spread out over 5 weeks! The harvest began on September 25 for the youngest merlots, while the last cabernet sauvignons were brought in from 0ctober 17 to 23, in perfect health.

Low yields and a late year are a strong indication of excellent quality. The 2008 vintage is rich in color, has great vivacity, structure and balance, with velvety tannins that are seductive and powerful: both striking and soft!

Critical Acclaim
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -  96 Points
A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo!
 
 
Jeb Dunnuck. -  96 Points
A seamless, elegant wine (which is the hallmark of this estate), the 2008 Haut Bailly offers a beautiful perfume of tobacco leaf, currants, graphite, and hints of smoked earth. It’s medium-bodied, concentrated, with terrific purity of fruit and fine tannin, and can be drunk anytime over the coming two decades.

 

 

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