Chateau Haut-Bailly 2021(En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Decanter
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James Suckling
SKU
HABA202110 UCAU
$295.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$295.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
A fragrant nose bursting with wild plums, blackberries, redcurrants, crushed violets, graphite and dark chocolate. The structure shows great balance and elegance, with charming acidity and fine, powdery tannins. The palate is deep and layered, with intense flavours and a nice freshness.
A fragrant nose bursting with wild plums, blackberries, redcurrants, crushed violets, graphite and dark chocolate. The structure shows great balance and elegance, with charming acidity and fine, powdery tannins. The palate is deep and layered, with intense flavours and a nice freshness.

Scores & Reviews

95+ / 100

Robert Parker

A classic in the making, the 2021 Haut-Bailly wafts from the glass with aromas of dark berries and wild plums mingled with sweet spices, loamy soil, raw cocoa and violets. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and concentrated, with bright acids, ultra-refined tannins and a long, penetrating finish, it's a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, only 22% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. With yields of a mere 19 hectoliters per hectare, it's impressively intensely flavored despite its quintessentially elegant, classically proportioned profile. In many respects, it may represent the Cabernet-driven modern-day alter ego of the superb Merlot-dominant 1998 Haut-Bailly.

16.5+ / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. 10% press wine. Cask sample. Elegant and flowing with mineral, dark fruit and smoky notes. Plenty of freshness, the fruit juicy and gourmand. Grainy tannins and a saline finish. Less grand scale than recent years but harmony and balance prevail. (JL)

95 / 100

Decanter

Seductive blackcurrant and juniper with purple floral touches on the nose. Smooth texture with high acidity giving sharp strawberry fruit balanced by both savoury and mineral touches - slate, crushed stone, smoke, violets and dark chocolate - very much in the style of the vintage with no harshness or overt opulence but instead gives a pure sense of classicism, restraint and refinement. Elegant and well structured with a long determined finish - this will continue to deliver pleasure for a long time. 10% press wine. No chaptalisation. 30% grand vin. 3.9pH. 3% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. Yield 19hl/ha. First year in the new cellar.

96 / 100

James Suckling

Lots of graphite and crushed-stone character with redcurrants and pine needles. Medium body with silky and layered tannins. Pretty balance and elegance. 65% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 10% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc.