Ch Haut Bailly 2022
Grand Cru Classé
Pessac Léognan Rouge
€ 169.76/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 96-98/100
The 2022 Haut-Bailly was picked between 7 and 27 September and
underwent a four-week cuvaison, taking longer to consume the sugar and
was matured in 50% new oak. It has a bouquet that compels you just to sit
and contemplate. It gradually unfolds with blackberry, raspberry,
potpourri and iris flower scents, well-defined, not showy but suave. The
palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins. Minerals, black pepper and
clove off a gentle grip with an impressive crescendo. It will need a decade
in bottle. This Haut-Bailly has a haunting beauty, the kind of wine that will
bring people to tears!
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 94-96/100
The 2022 Haut-Bailly offers up aromas of dark berries complemented by accents of iris, lilac, rose petals, graphite and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, dense and concentrated, dense, it’s layered and textural, with a deep core of fruit, powdery tannins and a penetrating, saline finish. Vinified along traditional lines, it is a structured wine that will take some time to hit its stride, but at this early stage it appears suppler and more seamless than its 2020 and 2019 predecessors. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc from grapes picked from September 7 to 27, it’s maturing half in new barriques and half in one- or two-year-old barrels.