2016 La Parde de Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan)

Origin
Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019
90-92 points, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Apr 2017 91 pts, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2017 90-93 pts, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Apr 2017 89 pts, J-M Quarin, quarin.com, Apr 2017
93 points, Ti
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2016 La Parde de Haut-Bailly, matured in 30% new oak, has a strict, pencil-lead-infused bouquet that demands a little coaxing from the glass. I appreciate the delineation of this second wine, which is quite focused, with a light marine aroma. The medium-bodied palate exerts gentle grip. Finely structured with just a touch of cracked black pepper, this builds in the mouth to quite a linear, grippy finish that suggests that it will last longer than many might afford it. Excellent. 91 points

Neal Martin

The 2016 La Parde de Haut-Bailly is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, picked between 26 September and 18 October. It has a typical bouquet for the vintage with black fruit, smoke and a touch of bay leaf, a little reserved at first but opening with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin on the entry. The Merlot imparts a lot of vigor into this Deuxième Vin, which is a feisty little number with great tension on the finish, cedarwood and tobacco lingeri t-Bailly is a gorgeous second wine. Plump, dark and juicy, it will be absolutely delicious right out of the gate. The significant presence of Merlot in the blend gives La Parde its midpalate voluptuousness and juiciness. 90-93 points

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