Haut Bailly 2000
Tasting Notes Haut Bailly 2000
Still very youthful but starting to show its wonderful depth, structure and complexity. It's full-bodied with silky tannins and a pretty fruit character that goes from currants to sweet earth. A wine to enjoy now and in the future.
A classic effort, the 2000 Haut-Bailly exhibits notes of lead pencil shavings, raspberries, black currants, and loamy soil. Subtle hints of earth and smoke are also present in this medium-bodied, stylish, well-balanced, pure wine that emphasizes restraint and graciousness over power and blockbuster intensity. It has entered its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another fifteen years.
Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd's vertical. The millennial Haut-Bailly is a little bashful on the nose at first with light brambly red fruits, hints of cranberry and pomegranate mixed with dried herbs such as sage and thyme. It is well defined, although it does not possess the vigour one might have expected. The palate is medium-bodied with a powdery texture on the entry, very agreeable weight in the mouth with the tannins, perhaps just a little astringent, defining the masculine finish with a touch of sour cherry on the aftertaste. Tasted October 2011.