Red

2005 Château Haut-Bailly

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 106

  • fizz wrote:

    January 17, 2020 - Lifted aromas of black fruits, bramble, herbs. The palate is medium to full weighted and densely packed with black fruits. Tannins are finely knitted. On day 2 it revealed more complexity - cinnamon, meat stock. Still plenty of fruit there too.
    No rush on this one. Would recommend a good few hours in a decanter if opening now.

  • mellie Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 2, 2019 - still a bit young - hold for a couple more years

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • QPRwines wrote: 91 points

    September 1, 2019 - Poured straight from the bottle... which was a mistake. Still, should have waited 3-5 years more. It was much more muted than 2003.

  • dafmd Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 10, 2019 - Decant 30 min; light notes currant; medium bodied; nice midpalate; pleasant brambly finish; develops increased sous bois; nice salinity, minerality

  • Mjladha Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 13, 2019 - 2005 was such a good year. Need to get more.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13, The 2005 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Few Communes

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2010 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac-Léognan) An intense nose here, superbly expressive, full of wall-to-wall fruit but also with the complexities of pencil lead and liquorice. Put simply, this has a wonderful style. Despite this intensity on the nose the palate has a very welcome fresh and vibrant character, showing a stunning core of very polished tannins. There is a lot of substance here, very elegant held together, with great lift despite the weight of it all. Deliciously supple broad fruit, and underneath it all there is power too. A fabulous wine which needs another decade before it will be at peak, although it is likely to be approachable a little before then.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan) Very dense, dark-fruited, pure and elegant nose. Very aromatic. Pure and polished bramble fruits. A richer style on the palate than some other wines. Very dark in character, slightly sooty tannins, dark in structure and intent. Great purity too though, linear and defined. A massively polished wine, impressive and stylish, but well framed and deliciously appealing. Structured, but balanced. Great, lively, with very fresh fruit. Long too.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 84 points

    (Château Haut-Bailly) Dark red violet; light cassis and coffee nose; tart cassis palate; short finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan) A very pure nose, with dark summer fruits and some nutty oak, but finely melded together. The palate has a similarly harmonious style, elegant and yet mouth-filling and broad, but not overly rich or creamy. A firm spine of acid and tannin beneath, nicely covered, and plenty of substance. A fine, nicely composed finish. Great potential here.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) (18-19) points

    (Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan) CS 56%, M 38%, CF 6%. A good depth of colour on inspection, quite concentrated out to the rim. The nose is simply divine, displaying great refinement, with cashew nut black fruits and a mineral freshness. And the palate doesn't disappoint; gentle texture, perfectly balanced, carrying a seam of as yet unintegrated tannins and firm, youthful acidity. Beautiful purity, rounded, well polished and elegant wine. Wonderful.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Bailly
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 087000346635, 087000352568, 088156010876, 3284396002597, 3419466186369, 3453521141634, 799419020128

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 379 (5%)
  • In Cellars 6,016 (82%)
  • Consumed 950 (13%)

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