Château Haut-Bailly 2020

Château Haut-Bailly 2020

Pessac Léognan, Grand Cru Classé de Graves
Goed om te zien hoe Haut-Bailly en Haut-Bailly II familie van elkaar zijn. De Grand Vin is duidelijk de overtreffende trap van wat nummer II laat zien. Het geheel is rijper en tegelijk aardser. En voller in de mond, krachtiger, zonder dat de structuur verhardt. De mineraliteit is opvallend, laat een heerlijke fris-chalky droogte achter. Hier worden geen compromissen gesmeed, dit is geloof in de eigen zaak, en gelukkig maar. Bespeelt een heel ander register dan veel andere wijnen. Dit gaat niet over knipogend fruit en instant verleiding, maar over stenen, over droogte, en over vergezichten naar mooie avonden, over vele vele jaren, ver in het verschiet.

Op voorraad

Flesmaat Fles (75 cl)
Verpakking Origineel kistje van 6 flessen
Kleur Rood
Artikelnummer w04501


Antonio Galloni Vinous 95-97 – "Deep, rich and explosive, the 2020 Haut-Bailly is magnificent from the very first taste. Dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and spice give the 2020 a level of unctuousness that is absolutely thrilling. Readers should be patient, as the 2020 is going to need time to come around. Yields are down 25% from 2019, and that richness comes through loud and clear."

Jane Anson Decanter 96 – "Rich in texture and colour, this has clear layers and complexity, a wine that you want to take your time with, slow down and enjoy. One that will take its time to age also. This has a precision and a clarity to the aromatics, and a gentle buzz of minerality that gives a physical reaction in the mouth. Less exuberant than the 2018 or 2019, making this a vintage that suits the style of Haut-Bailly. A slight austerity to the tannins on the finish gives a blueberry redcurrant edge. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend (now around eight years old), usually co-fermented with the Cabernet Sauvignon (sometimes with Cabernet Franc). IPT similar to 2016, 2010, 2005, but with a softness that comes from extremely ripe tannins. Strong potential for upscoring when it bottle."

Neal Martin Vinous 95-97 – "The 2020 Haut-Bailly was picked September 9–25 in what the estate has called the "year of reinvention." Having left my sample to open for 30 minutes and then assessed it over the following three hours, I found that it has a mercurial nose of gorgeous blackberry, briar, white pepper, incense and hints of blood orange. It gains intensity and becomes more floral with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple but firm tannins that provide backbone. There is plenty of black fruit laced with white pepper and clove. Perhaps less rich on the finish compared to the last two vintages – a virtue as far as I am concerned, as it allows more terroir to show through. This is an impressive Haut-Bailly to coincide with their new winery, which I hope to visit very soon."

Chris Kissack Winedoctor 97-99 – "The blend of the grand vin is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, picked between September 9th and the 25th. Tasted alongside Haut-Bailly II, this shows a very similar violet-black hue, the obvious difference here being a major step up in concentration, the wine exhibiting a lightly dusty and near-opaque density in the glass. A quite brilliant nose here; it is not as immediately flattering as that of Haut-Bailly II (nor, I suppose, should it be), but you can sense the focus and intent here. It is brilliantly defined, with a tight core of blackcurrant and currant fruits, wrapped up with black bean, dark chocolate and cherry blossom scents, with a little lick of new oak. Beautifully defined on the palate, such focused fruits, lithe and sinewy though, rather than broad or weighty, rich with dark currant and damson, so fragrant and perfumed, set in a neatly defined texture, and tightly fenced in by its wrapping of very fine tannins and slowly unfurling tobacco oak. There is such great concentration here, yet also such fine precision, the wine just deftly skipping across the midpalate. An absolutely stunning Haut-Bailly this year."

Aanvullende informatie

Drinken bij biefstuk, hert, kwartel
Drinkjaren 2028-2065
Druivensoort(en) 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, 3% petit verdot,

Over het domein

Omvang domein 30 hectare
Eigenaar Chris Wilmers
Dagelijkse leiding Véronique Sanders
Wijnmaker Gabriel Vialard
Adviseur Axel Marchal

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