2004 Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Leognan

Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Leognan

Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Leognan has a 74-acre vineyard that is at the heart of the Graves region on the left bank of the Garonne River. Weather brought ideal conditions. Moderate heat through the season turned to hot dry weather through September, enabling full ripeness and abundant vine productivity.

This red blend is a masculine style that sits on a frame of black currant, cherry and blackberry with ribbons of silky tannins running through it. Nicely balanced; finishes long with a nice crescendo of cedar and licorice. Drink now or cellar for another 10 years.

Rating: Excellent (92) | $93 | 13.5% ABV

2004 Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan


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  1. Kenn W. February 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM - Reply

    I love love love this wine. Recently had the ’02 which was absolutely awesome.

  2. Terry February 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM - Reply

    This is one of my favorites from the Pessac-Léognan appellation in Bordeaux. For years, I could not afford it, so I opted for their second label, Le Parde de Haut-Bailly. I thought I would pass the information along so that others could enjoy a good wine at a reasonable price.

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