Wow. Wonderfully aromatic nose of currants, blackberries and lilacs. Full body but refined and beautiful. The quality of the tannins is exception. So fine. Lovely austerity and tension on the finish. Better in 2016.
The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2011 Haut-Bailly exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits the palate with the profound eleganc
92-94. Barrel sample. Packed with dense tannins and firm fruit, this is a big, powerful wine. It is initially austere, but with time it becomes more rounded, with layers of wood tannins and rich fruit.
Shows a grippy feel, with lots of briar, pastis and plum sauce notes rolled together and driving through the sappy finish. Well-embedded acidity pushes everything along, while a pure echo of fruit hangs through the finish. Should blossom with cellaring. B
Tasted blind. Some solidity but too tannic. Bitter finish. Jancis Robinson
This is one of Haut-Bailly's weaker vintages. The mid palate is lacking in depth and body with herbal, tobacco and cedar flavors. Hopefully in time the flavors will open up since it is still very young, but the finish and palate weight is lacking for it to be considered among the best vintages. by jeannie cho lee in 2015
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