2001 HAUT BAILLY / 奧比利酒莊

Something about Haut Bailly

Just a stone’s throw away from the city of Bordeaux, Château Haut-Bailly, sits majestically in a 30 hectare (74 acres) vineyard at the heart of the Graves region. Positioned on a high ridge of land excellent for drainage, the soil is sandy and mixed with gravel, sitting on a layer of sandstone petrified with the remains of prehistoric fossil shells. All this contributes to the special character in Haut-Bailly wines. Château Haut-Bailly has a distinctive style that harmoniously combines classicism with modernity, elegance, finesse and softness with structure. The silky smoothness of the tannins echoes the elegant yet complex aromas.

Color

Red

Region

France

Sub-Region

Pessac Leognan

Vintage

2001

Size Price/BTL Total Price Availability
1x75cl $810.00 HKD $810.00 HKD 4 Immediate

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FROM THE
EXPERTS

The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Haut-Bailly reveals sweet, pure, elegant aromas of currants, toast, and cigar smoke. With wonderful sweetness, fine tannins, a delicate, nuanced personality, and a long, persistent finish, this well-made, impressive Pessac-Leognan will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 12-14 years.

Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd’s vertical. The 2001 is more expressive and generous on the nose than the 2000 and for me, it exudes more Graves-like character thanks to the 65% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are scents of blackberry, pencil shaving, a touch of fresh black olive with tertiary aromas developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied but rounder, perhaps fatter than the previous vintage. Blackberry, graphite, a saline tang and touches of white pepper towards the finish that fans out nicely. Tasted October 2011.

Some evolution at the rim. Ripe and not immediately obviously Pessac-Léognan on the nose. A bit dull and red wine–like. Solid and stolid.

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