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2008 Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac-Leognan

BordeauxRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate CellarNew Arrivals

$ 400.00$ 380.00 AUD

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A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity, depth, balance, energy and texture. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon - 30% Merlot

Region - Bordeaux

Type - Red

Year - 2008

Winery - Bordeaux

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Citrus, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Oak, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

Deep ruby with a bloody core and a complex nose of lavender, cassis, blackberry, licorice, orange zest, bayleaf, pine, cedar and roasted meat drippings. There’s a hint of mineral salinity in the background. In the mouth it’s in high def, precise and expresses with fruit at its core. Juicy and crunchy dark berries show with fennel, bitter cherry, citrus zest and deep brambly raspberry, textured with fine grained brick dust tannins. Strength, freshness and elegance. It moves as one, from front to back, unwaveringly so and holds over a long tail that cleans and becomes even more pretty as it fades, resolving with a breath of florals and sweet purple fruit. Delicious!

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The Grape

Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blends are made up of a combination of traditional grapes found in the region of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant varieties used in these blends, but you'll also find Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère and other supporting grapes. The firm, structured and tannic Left Bank Bordeaux reds are typically Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, whereas the more juicy, lush and approachable Right Bank Bordeaux reds have Merlot as their primary grape. These wines are some of the world's greatest expressions and have been made to last decades!

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