Château Haut-Bailly

About Château Haut-Bailly

Château Haut-Bailly has had cultivated vines since 1461. Bought by the American Wilmers family in 1998; they kept the previous owners, the Sanders family, as estate managers with the brilliant Veronique Sanders as Managing Director. Together this team makes some of the softest most charming wines in the appellation.

Viniculture

Wines of Château Haut-Bailly’s are known for their consistency, which can be attributed to its excellent terroir in Pessac-Léognan and to the sheer effort and meticulous care taken to ensure excellence in quality. Its vineyard sits on the highest ridge in Pessac with a gentle gradient where the grapes from the 120-year old vines get the best exposure. Vines are individually marked, pruned and picked according to variety and age.  And when the fruit arrives at the winery, grapes are hand-sorted to ensure only perfect grapes are used. All these measures translate into one of the biggest strengths of Haut-Bailly, which, according to Véronique Sanders (Director, Haut-Bailly), is that they “always outperform" in the region.

Since the stunning vintages of 2009 and 2010, Haut-Bailly has re-separated itself from the Pessec-Léognan pack to command higher scores and prices than many of its neighbours. We write “re-separate” because for a period up to 1920 Haut-Bailly actually sold at the same price as the First Growths! The 30ha vineyard has 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Haut-Bailly 1992 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €562.50
1992

Haut-Bailly 1992 (6x75cl)
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - Inc. TAX: €562.50
Haut-Bailly 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €633.30
2012

Haut-Bailly 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

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.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €633.30
Haut-Bailly 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €626.10
2014

Haut-Bailly 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has turned out beautifully. Dark, sumptuous and expressive, the 2014 exudes depth and finesse. Ample and resonant on the palate, with striking depth, the 2014 possesses exceptional balance and class. Hints of smoke, tobacco and licorice infuse the deep, creamy finish.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €626.10
Haut-Bailly 2015 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,487.40
2015

Haut-Bailly 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is an incredible young red with precision and focus that is second to almost none. Full body with a ultra-fine tannin drive that is seamless as it is endless. It ends with such power. Try in 2024 but already impressive to taste.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,487.40
Haut-Bailly 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,673.40
2016

Haut-Bailly 2016 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,673.40
Haut-Bailly 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €827.70
2016

Haut-Bailly 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €827.70
Haut-Bailly 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,517.40
2018

Haut-Bailly 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 7 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,517.40
Haut-Bailly 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €848.10
2018

Haut-Bailly 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €848.10
Haut-Bailly 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €667.84
2019

Haut-Bailly 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Such totally graceful perfumes to this, showing currants, dried flowers and stones, as well as hints of forest fruit and subtle tar, asphalt and smoke. Full-bodied, yet the texture is pristine with intense, polished and fine-grained tannins. So long, flavorful and ever so beautiful. The finish is never ending. This really is something special. 56% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €667.84
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Haut-Bailly 1992 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €454.00
1992

Haut-Bailly 1992 (6x75cl)
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: €454.00
Haut-Bailly 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €513.00
2012

Haut-Bailly 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

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.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €513.00
Haut-Bailly 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €507.00
2014

Haut-Bailly 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has turned out beautifully. Dark, sumptuous and expressive, the 2014 exudes depth and finesse. Ample and resonant on the palate, with striking depth, the 2014 possesses exceptional balance and class. Hints of smoke, tobacco and licorice infuse the deep, creamy finish.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €507.00
Haut-Bailly 2015 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,210.00
2015

Haut-Bailly 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is an incredible young red with precision and focus that is second to almost none. Full body with a ultra-fine tannin drive that is seamless as it is endless. It ends with such power. Try in 2024 but already impressive to taste.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,210.00
Haut-Bailly 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,365.00
2016

Haut-Bailly 2016 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,365.00
Haut-Bailly 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €675.00
2016

Haut-Bailly 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €675.00
Haut-Bailly 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,235.00
2018

Haut-Bailly 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 7 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,235.00
Haut-Bailly 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €692.00
2018

Haut-Bailly 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €692.00
Haut-Bailly 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €541.00
2019

Haut-Bailly 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Such totally graceful perfumes to this, showing currants, dried flowers and stones, as well as hints of forest fruit and subtle tar, asphalt and smoke. Full-bodied, yet the texture is pristine with intense, polished and fine-grained tannins. So long, flavorful and ever so beautiful. The finish is never ending. This really is something special. 56% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €541.00

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