Haut Bailly 2018

Current Market Price: £1,040.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Haut Bailly, Haut Bailly, 2018

Tasting Notes Haut Bailly 2018

98

This is a serious 2018, structured, layered and full of Haut-Bailly signature. The texture is striking, with the silkiness emphasised by a pH of 3.87 and a relatively high alcohol that is effortlessly integrated into the body of the wine. The complexity builds slowly through the palate but the persisting feeling is of menthol, a lifting off and peeling back of the intensity, revealing the fresher more nuanced notes underneath. There's a lot of the 2015 character here, in terms of its enjoyable structure and generous fruit, but it's more like 2016 in its serious finish, and there's no question that this will age well. The IPT is 86, more than the 84 measured in the 2010, but you don't feel it in the same way here. 5% Cabernet Franc completes the blend, co-fermented with Petit Verdot because they like the balance that it gives. 21hl/ha yield.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-98

Incredible depth of fruit to this with a center palate that shows superb character and texture. I love the hazelnut and coffee-bean undertones to the beautiful fruit, which shows great finesse. Full-bodied yet compact and tight, giving a sense of agility and flight to the wine. Extremely tight and polished tannins.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
96-98+

The 2018 Haut-Bailly is blended of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Grapes were harvested September 17 to October 9, and the wine has 14.4% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it opens slowly with profound notions of Black Forest cake, crème de cassis, roasted nuts and black olives, unfurling to reveal notions of menthol, crushed rocks, molten licorice and chargrilled meat plus a hint of lilacs. Full-bodied, rich and densely laden with layer upon layer of vibrant black fruits and mineral nuances, it has a solid backbone of firm, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long with compelling restraint and exciting energy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
94-97

The 2018 Haut-Bailly speaks with real authority and class. Deeply spiced notes lead into a core of red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, licorice, new leather, menthol and tobacco. Vivid and dramatic in bearing, the 2018 possesses striking resonance from start to finish. There is plenty of tannin as well, but it is pretty much buried by the sheer luxuriousness of the fruit, while the mid-palate and saline-infused finish show terrific freshness as well as purity. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

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 £990.00 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 £448.00 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 2010 Chateau Haut Bailly £575.00 6x75cl
Haut Bailly 2009 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,950.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2008 Chateau Haut Bailly £700.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2007 Chateau Haut Bailly £500.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2006 Chateau Haut Bailly £615.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2005 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,014.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2004 Chateau Haut Bailly £640.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2003 Chateau Haut Bailly £668.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2002 Chateau Haut Bailly £575.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2001 Chateau Haut Bailly £720.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 2000 Chateau Haut Bailly £923.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1999 Chateau Haut Bailly £750.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1998 Chateau Haut Bailly £778.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1997 Chateau Haut Bailly £587.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1996 Chateau Haut Bailly £747.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1995 Chateau Haut Bailly £780.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1990 Chateau Haut Bailly £948.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1989 Chateau Haut Bailly £828.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1986 Chateau Haut Bailly £1,056.00 12x75cl
Haut Bailly 1982 Chateau Haut Bailly £960.00 12x75cl