Chateau Haut Bailly 2009

Chateau Haut Bailly 2009



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Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 37%, Cabernet Franc 3%
rot, trocken
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2060
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 99–100/100
Parker: 100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 100/100
Decanter: 100/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Haut Bailly 2009


Lobenberg: Satte, wuchtige, überwältigende Schokoladen-Nase, Valrhona pur in dickflüssiger Konsistenz, Brombeersirup untergerührt. Nicht schlecht! Kirschmarmelade, reife Pflaume, Blaubeere in sehr versammelter und konzentrierter Form, Creme de Cassis. Teer in schönster Form mit gegrilltem Toast. Sensationelle Nase. Wuchtig drückend und doch fein und rassig, schon in der Nase tolle Säure und üppiges, butterweiches Tannin anzeigend. Im Mund für Haut Bailly ungeheure Fülle und Volumen, satte Struktur mit Bitterschokolade, immenser Tanninlevel, Maulbeere, trotz Wucht auch Rasse und Finesse, großartige Spannung, die leicht bittere Brombeere und die hochprozentige Schokolade mit einem Hauch Blaubeere brechen immer wieder durch, kubanischer Tabak, Fleisch, Holundersaft, Eukalyptus, geahnte feine, reife Walderdbeere? Alles hallt für Minuten nach. Das ist mindestens Supersecond! Großer Wein, best ever. 99-100/100


Parker über: Chateau Haut Bailly

-- Parker: I have had this wine now four separate times since I wrote my official review after bottling of the 2009s. It goes from strength to strength, and it is not surprising that it is now one of the perfect wines of this great, great vintage – the finest vintage of Bordeaux that I have tasted in 37 years covering that epicenter for world-class quality in wine. Much of it is attributable to winemaker Véronique Sanders and her boss, Robert Wilmers. Their incredibly draconian selection process and their enormous investments in both the viticulture and the estate as well as the winemaking facility have paid off brilliantly over the last decade. The 2009, which has an opaque ruby/purple color, an extraordinary nose of high-quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, graphite, blackcurrants and spice, hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied, saturated and rich mouthfeel, but an elegant and ethereal quality that is difficult to articulate. It is rich, complex and tastes as if it were the vinous equivalent of a remarkable haute couture creation from the late Coco Chanel. It is full-bodied yet elegant, powerful yet delicate, and remarkably velvety-textured, sumptuous and loaded with upside potential. It can be approached now, as most 2009s tend to be, given their richness of fruit, low acidity and extraordinary concentration, but the great complexity that will emerge from this fabulous terroir is at least a decade away, and this wine is set for 50 or more years of longevity. Kudos to Haut-Bailly! 100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Haut Bailly

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Deep ruby/purple-colored, with loads of red currants, smoked meats, dried flowers, Asian spices and hints of truffle-like aromatics, the 2009 Haut Bailly is full-bodied, ethereally textured, super elegant, and possesses a purity of fruit that’s off the charts. In addition to a wealth of fruit, this absolutely perfect wine glides across the palate and carries incredible intensity and richness without any sensation of weight or heaviness. It's already impossible to resist, yet will keep for another two to three decades. This is the epitome of elegance and finesse in Bordeaux! 100/100


Decanter über: Chateau Haut Bailly

-- Decanter: As it opens in the glass, this is absolutely gorgeous. You can see why this was the period where people stopped and said, 'hang on, what's going on at Haut Bailly?' It's silky and a touch subdued, clearly a serious wine, with seductive, fleshy cassis, bilberry, hedgerow and bramble fruits alongside notes of leather, pencil lead and crushed stones, perfectly balanced by tantalisingly reticent tannins and acidity. It's got to be one of the greatest Haut-Baillys on record, with its wonderful expression and great persistency. 100/100

Mein Winzer

Haut Bailly

Bis vor kurzer Zeit wurde es von seinem Sohn Jean bewirtschaftet, dem dann seine Enkelin Véronique folgte, die sich ebenfalls dem traditionellen Stil der Weinbereitung verpflichtet fühlt. Neuer Wind und der Sprung ins qualitative Oberhaus kam aber erst mit der Übernahme durch die Enkelin Veronique.

Chateau Haut Bailly 2009