2014 Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan)

Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux FRANCE
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92 points, Jean-Marc Quarin, quarin.com, April 2015
91-93 points, Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2015
94 points, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, May 2015
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Jean-Marc Quarin

In an area that I consider 2014 favoured less than the Medoc, Haut-Bailly came out very well. The wine has held on to its style: vibrant fruit and floral aromas on the nose, soft and very fruity on the palate, becoming succulent, flavoursome and above all more crafted than its peers. Consistency and appeal. 92 points

Neal Martin

The Château Haut-Bailly 2014 is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot picked between 24 September and 15 October. Véronique Sanders explained that it represents a much higher percentage of Cabernet because of its quality, the Merlot undergoing some saignée due to the size of berries. Matured in 50% new oak and including 8% vin de presse, it has a lovely bouquet with superb delineation, touches of undergrowth and tobacco infusing the pure black fruit, stirrings of black tea emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy, crisp tannin on the entry and good acidity (ph 3.7), perhaps more than say, the 2012. There is a fine sense of energy here and it dovetails into a lightly spiced, slightly saline finish. This is a slightly less ostentatious than recent vintages, a little more restrained but the terroir really shows through. Excellent. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score. 91-93 points

Tim Atkin MW

An ambitious Haut-Bailly that`s made with one eye on the future. Bold, concentrated and savoury but with considerable underlying finesse, this has gravelly tannins, bright acidity and sinewy tannins. The fruit sweetness is there, but it needs time to emerge from the wine`s shell. 94 points

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