Notes de dégustation
Robe : Pourpre et sombre.
Nez : Classique, fin et fruité, aux notes de prunes et de cassis. Pointe de tabac.
Palais : D'une belle intensité. Le vin est fondant et prend de l'ampleur en finale. Petite touche de bois fumé et d'épices.
Conseils de service
Accords mets-vin :
Foie gras, viandes rouges grillées, tomme de Savoie, gruyère, desserts au chocolat ou moka, tartes aux fruits rouges.
Température de service :
16 - 18°C
Garde : 10 - 20 ans
Vinification : Vendanges manuelles, fermentation alcoolique de 8 à 10 jours dans des cuviers en ciment, cuvaison de 3 semaines, élevage de 16 mois en fûts de chêne dont 55% de bois neuf.
Œnologue(s) : Gabriel Vialard
Degré d'alcool :
Bouchon en liège
James Suckling Avril 2017
This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory.
Jean-Marc Quarin Avril 2017
Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre, belle et vive. Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, pur. Note de cuir mouillé et de prune. Superbe entrée en bouche moelleuse, puis le vin se développe ample, riche au milieu, fondant aussi avant de prendre de l’ampleur en finale. Très belle persistance sèveuse et épicée dans un registre tannique un brin austère.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Avril 2017
The 2016 Haut Bailly is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 26 September until 18 October. Coming in with 13.6% alcohol and an IPT of 81, which is quite close to 2010, this was quite closed at first and so I allowed my sample 15-20 minutes to open while discussing the vintage with Véronique Sanders and technical manager, Gabriel Vialard. It has a classic bouquet that is certainly less opulent and extravagant than recent vintages. This is more controlled and focused, beautifully delineated with blackberry, cedar and Earl Grey aromas that gently waft from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine-grain tannin, sappy with superb delineation and real weight and presence in the mouth. There is just the right amount of spice and salinity, the latter beckoning you back for another sip and there is a haunting pencil lead note that forms the closing credits on the aftertaste. What a brilliant Haut-Bailly, perhaps the best that I have tasted in almost 20 years of tasting at this estate.
Decanter Avril 2017
Hugely successful, a wine where the architecture becomes clearer with every minute that it remains in your mouth. Each strand of those softly-spun tannins really stands out, giving effortless support to the cassis, charcoal, tobacco and slate. Over it all, the most appealing, gently curling woodsmoke comes right on up through the palate. The whole effect is of a soft, caressing texture that manages to also be hugely intense. A wonderfully complex layering of flavours, absolutely no doubt that this is going to age beautifully. Harvest lasted for 12 days but was spread out over four weeks. Alcohol levels are the same as last year because they had no blockages of ripening. The blend is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc aged in 50% new oak. 3.7pH.
Wine Enthusiast Avril 2017