2005, Haut Bailly

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 95

Drinking Dates: 2022-2050

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 29-Jul-2017

The 2012 Haut Bailly is a brilliant wine for the vintage. It has a very intense bouquet with scents of blackberry, bilberry, cedar and a touch of pencil lead. This is very well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, certainly one of the most structured Pessac-Léognan wines that I have encountered, yet it is struck through with wonderful balance and focus. It tightens up a little on the finish, a 2012 built for long-term drinking pleasure, and as such, I would afford it five or six more years in bottle if wishing to experience this in full flight. Tasted March 2017.