Haut Bailly 2002

Current Market Price: £644.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Haut Bailly, Haut Bailly, 2002

Tasting Notes Haut Bailly 2002

90

An elegant, dark ruby/purple-tinged effort displaying notes of tobacco smoke intermixed with sweet currant, cherry, and some toast, this medium-bodied wine has the hallmark purity married graciously with nicely concentrated fruit. The tannins are sweet but present and give definition to this well-made Pessac-Leognan. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016. This property is making impressive wines under the new administration of American Robert Wilmers backed up by his winemaking team led by Veronique Sanders. I have consistently had a tendency to underrate the wines young since they are relatively delicate, and that style hasn't changed, but there does seem to be more mid-palate and intensity than in the past. For example, I recently had both the 1998 and 2000 Haut-Bailly, and I would have rated them 93 and 91 respectively, which is higher than I had rated them in the past, adding to my belief that I consistently underestimate these wines.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #158 April 2005
89

Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd's vertical. After rather conservative displays, this 2002 seems to be coming into its own. There is an estuarine quality on the nose: subtle notes of cockleshell and perhaps marshland that lend the rather austere nose character and personality. Very natural and well defined, this is a lovely bouquet. The palate is not quite as compelling as the nose, the tannins a little abrasive with age and the acidity sharp. The overall effect is of a slightly angular Haut Bailly approaching ten years of age, the archetypal gentleman's claret you could say. Showing some dryness towards the cedar finish, nevertheless, this is fine, if rather foursquare Haut Bailly. Tasted October 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2013

Haut Bailly Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Haut Bailly 2018 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,040.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2017 Chateau Haut Bailly £880.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2016 Chateau Haut Bailly £975.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2015 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,250.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2014 Chateau Haut Bailly £650.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2014 Chateau Haut Bailly £73.50 1x75cl
Haut Bailly 2013 Chateau Haut Bailly £442.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2012 Chateau Haut Bailly £625.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2012 Chateau Haut Bailly £305.00 6x75cl
Haut Bailly 2011 Chateau Haut Bailly £600.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2010 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,125.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2009 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,950.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2008 Chateau Haut Bailly £695.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2007 Chateau Haut Bailly £490.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2006 Chateau Haut Bailly £630.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2005 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,029.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2004 Chateau Haut Bailly £640.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2003 Chateau Haut Bailly £650.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2002 Chateau Haut Bailly £644.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2001 Chateau Haut Bailly £753.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2000 Chateau Haut Bailly £923.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1999 Chateau Haut Bailly £780.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1998 Chateau Haut Bailly £778.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1997 Chateau Haut Bailly £596.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1996 Chateau Haut Bailly £758.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1995 Chateau Haut Bailly £780.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1990 Chateau Haut Bailly £995.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1989 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,452.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1986 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,056.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1982 Chateau Haut Bailly £960.00 12x75cl