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2009 Château Haut-Bailly

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8103092 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $185
Item Sold Amount Date
I8219263 1 $185 May 15, 2022
I8167660 1 $185 Apr 10, 2022
I8107796 2 $185 Feb 6, 2022
I8006304 6 $185 Nov 21, 2021
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RATINGS

98+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

A dense ruby/purple-tinged color offers up notes of forest floor, subtle wood smoke, mulberries, black cherries, cassis and a hint of lead pencil shavings... ...medium to full-bodied with wonderful intensity that builds incrementally...

94Wine Spectator

Offers a rich, very dense feel, but stays racy thanks to a strong graphite frame around the core of roasted fig, plum sauce and maduro tobacco. Muscular but defined on the finish, with a long tarry edge in reserve.

94+ Stephen Tanzer

Musky aromas of black raspberry, plum, mocha, smoke, minerals, earth and sexy oak. Then penetrating, dry and classic in the mouth, with outstanding sap and grip to its powerful, savory flavors of strawberry, raspberry, smoke...

PRODUCER

Château Haut-Bailly

Château Haut-Bailly is in the Pessac-Leognan appellation, and it is one of the Premier Crus of the classification of Graves wines of 1953 and 1959. The estate was established in the 16th century but got its name in the 17th century, when it was purchased by Firmin Le Bailly, a Parisian banker. It was bought and sold numerous times during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Today it is owned by an American banker, Robert G. Wilmers, and managed by the grand daughter of the previous owners. The 79-acre estate is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. About 100,000 bottles are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan was created in 1987 from the northern part of the left bank Graves appellation. Before then it was simply part of Graves, or sometimes it was called Haut-Graves. Unlike many other Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is known for both red and dry white wines, although its reds are more famous. The appellation includes ten communes and the area’s most important châteaux, including Château Haut-Brion, the only non-Médoc estate included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. There are 2,964 acres of vineyards in Pessac-Léognan and 16 classified growth estates. The main red grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. White grapes grown are Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with a little Muscadelle. Pessac-Léognan is considered to have the best terroir of the greater Graves region.