1995 Château Haut-Bailly

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A chewy, burly wine for aging. Big Haut-Bailly. Vivid berry and grape aromas. Full-bodied and tough, with masses of tannins and a long, wet earth and fruit aftertaste. Best after 2001. Read more
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James Suckling - Wine Spectator

A chewy, burly wine for aging. Big Haut-Bailly. Vivid berry and grape aromas. Full-bodied and tough, with masses of tannins and a long, wet earth and fruit aftertaste. Best after 2001.

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Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

Certainly moving into secondary aromas here with mulberry, black olive, black plum, leather, dried blood, a beef stock element evolving with time rather than the liquorice before. The palate is medium-bodied, much more savoury than I recall but there is certainly good acidity and freshness. Blackberry, soy, roasted chestnut, leather – a little sharp towards the sous-bois finish. This is a very good wine but perhaps not in the same class as more recent vintages. Drink now-2018. Tasted March 2009.

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Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

A beauty, this deep ruby-colored wine offers a classic, smoky, cherry, red and black currant-scented nose, sweet, lush, forward fruit, medium body, true delicacy and elegance (as opposed to thinness and dilution), perfect balance, and a lovely, long, supple, velvety-textured finish. This is a ballerina of a claret, with beautiful aromatics, lovely flavors, and impeccable equilibrium. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2018.

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Winemakers Note

Haut Bailly, a promise of elegance and authenticity Haut Bailly is one of those properties whose mere mention evokes emotions and memories of shared moments. Here, balance is found in all things—a harmony between Nature, Humanity, and the Soul of the place. In 1998, the Wilmers family acquired this historic Cru Classé from the Sanders family. At that time, they made the enlightened decision to appoint Véronique Sanders, the third generation of the family, as its director. As the guardian of the soul of this place, her mission is to restore its former radiance while preserving its identity and style. This balance can first be found in its vineyard, which still extends over its original thirty hectares. An exceptional 4-hectare plot lies at its heart, consisting of century-old vines, where grape varieties intermingle along the rows. It is a unique genetic heritage and a preserved tradition dating back to the 19th century which have been passionately handed down through generations. The new winery, inaugurated in 2021, is another embodiment of this balance. It seamlessly integrates into the landscape, revealing a magnificent garden before unveiling its tanks. This winery awakens the senses and its aesthetics are reminiscent of the style of the wines: elegance, purity, and precision. To speak of Haut Bailly is to speak of a centuries-old history, a legendary terroir, a collective endeavor, a property in motion, and above all, a signature. The style is inherently timeless, and that of Haut Bailly has always been a promise of elegance and authenticity.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: March 31st, 2024

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