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2016 Haut Bailly

By Chateau Haut Bailly

2016 Haut Bailly from Chateau Haut Bailly, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

The 2016 vintage emerging from the historically eminent terroir of Chateau Haut Bailly represents a liaison of traditional elegance and contemporary prowess. Not merely a testament to the estate's consistent quality, this particular year stands as a paradigmatic example of what savvy collectors and investors treasure in a wine destined for longevity and appreciation.


Noble Heritage Meets Optimal Conditions

The refined poise of the 2016 Haut Bailly is attributable in part to an exemplary growing season, marked by a dry, hot summer which gracefully paced itself into a September ripe with cooling nights. This environmental symphony allowed the grapes to achieve full physiological maturity; a hallmark of an exceptional vintage.

The vinification process has been crafted with an artisanal touch, tailored to express the quintessence of both the vintage's distinct attributes and the revered gravelly soils unique to Pessac-Léognan. The resulting blend speaks to the palate with firm tannins that promise exceptional ageing potential. On a sensory escapade, hints of dark cherries weave through subtle undertones of cigar box and graphite—the marriage of power and finesse that investors seek in a top-tier Bordeaux.


An Investment-Worthy Vintage

In comparison to its predecessors, the 2016 Haut Bailly carries its pedigree with an air of confident composure. It harbors the gravitas expected from Chateau Haut Bailly while radiating youthful vibrancy—a duality that augurs well for longevity and ensures its esteemed place among discerning oenophiles' collections. Indeed, not just an opulent libation but also a choice investment.

Those who choose to cellar the 2016 Haut Bailly can anticipate a gratifying evolution over time. As it unfolds, the vintage's elemental complexity intertwined with exceptional balance will reveal an investment not just in wine but in a moment captured—a transcendent experience emblematic of Chateau Haut Bailly's unwavering commitment to excellence. Patience with this vintage will most certainly yield opulent dividends both for the palate and portfolio alike.

Steeped in prestige and pronounced potential, the 2016 Haut Bailly is an acquisition poised to resonate both sensorially and financially as it matures gracefully within your collection—a true embodiment of vinous artistry from Chateau Haut Bailly.

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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.

James Suckling -, April 4th 2017


Rather floral nose. Ripe and broad. Quite chewy and structured. Cool and pretty dry. Pretty chewy! Lots of dynamism. 

Jancis Robinson -

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