Haut Bailly 2009

Cult Wines Price: £169.21 / 1x75cl
Chateau Haut Bailly, Haut Bailly, 2009

Tasting Notes Haut Bailly 2009

98+

A dense ruby/purple-tinged color offers up notes of forest floor, subtle wood smoke, mulberries, black cherries, cassis and a hint of lead pencil shavings. There is even a floral component lurking in the intricate aromatic profile. The wine is medium to full-bodied with wonderful intensity that builds incrementally and has a long, silky, luscious finish. There is plenty of tannin, but it is largely concealed by the wine’s beautiful fruit and ethereal complexity. Given its virtually perfect balance, this brilliant Haut-Bailly should age effortlessly for 3-4 decades. This is a tour de force in winemaking, particularly for readers seeking the quintessential example of a Bordeaux that combines compelling complexity and finesse with significant flavor authority and intensity. I suppose we could see this coming as American owner, Robert Wilmers, along with his winemaker/manager, Veronique Sanders, continue to push the envelope. Yields were extremely low in 2009, and the final blend was an intriguing concoction of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It came in just under 14% natural alcohol, which makes it among one of the more powerful Haut-Baillys produced. However, power is not the hallmark of this wine. This terroir is known to produce relatively light wines, and by reducing yields and picking riper fruit, Wilmers and Sanders have achieved a level of concentration and intensity that is unprecedented for Haut-Bailly. That said, they have not lost any of these wines’ stunning elegance, finesse or aromatic complexity.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
97

Aromas of blackberries, wet earth and mushrooms, follow through to a full body, with a solid core of fruit. Velvety and delicious, yet wonderfully structured. Muscular wine. Best ever? Try in 2018.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012
93

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Haut-Bailly ‘09 has a sweet iodine-scented bouquet with pure creme de cassis and violets that is more Margaux than Graves, hints of black olive emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition. There is a lot of extraction here, lending this a more modern personality, with plenty of sweet rounded dark cherry and boysenberry fruit on the lithe finish. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Haut Bailly Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Haut Bailly 2017 Chateau Haut Bailly £766.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2016 Chateau Haut Bailly £980.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2015 Chateau Haut Bailly £994.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2014 Chateau Haut Bailly £624.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2014 Chateau Haut Bailly £73.50 1x75cl
Haut Bailly 2013 Chateau Haut Bailly £427.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2012 Chateau Haut Bailly £620.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2011 Chateau Haut Bailly £600.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2010 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,120.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2009 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,780.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2009 Chateau Haut Bailly £169.21 1x75cl
Haut Bailly 2008 Chateau Haut Bailly £690.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2007 Chateau Haut Bailly £500.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2006 Chateau Haut Bailly £651.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2005 Chateau Haut Bailly £993.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2004 Chateau Haut Bailly £630.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2003 Chateau Haut Bailly £528.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2002 Chateau Haut Bailly £523.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2001 Chateau Haut Bailly £706.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2000 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,166.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1999 Chateau Haut Bailly £802.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1998 Chateau Haut Bailly £778.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1997 Chateau Haut Bailly £680.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1996 Chateau Haut Bailly £740.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1995 Chateau Haut Bailly £895.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1990 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,408.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1989 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,081.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1986 Chateau Haut Bailly £720.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1982 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,643.00 12x75cl