Haut Bailly 2007
Tasting Notes Haut Bailly 2007
An extremely complex bouquet of cedar, unsmoked cigar tobacco, berry fruit, and earth is followed by a medium-bodied, silky textured wine that builds incrementally, impressing the taster with its purity, overall equilibrium, and length. It is a quintessentially, elegant, flavorful wine to drink now and over the next 12-14 years.
Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd’s vertical. The 2007 has a very commendable nose considering the growing season: fresh with no sign of any under-ripeness. With aeration there are touches of wild strawberry, redcurrant and a little briary. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite juicy tannins. The Merlot is dominating the front of the mouth despite it representing just 26% of the blend. It has a fleshy mouthfeel and a sensual finish with a twist of spice on the aftertaste. Drink from 2015. Tasted October 2011.