Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan 2011
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The property's third wine, "Pessac-Léognan," which bears the same name as its appellation, was created in 1987. Each plot that makes up this wine comes from our young vines - creating an accessible wine that has spent less time in barrel and can be enjoyed young.
The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2011 Haut-Bailly exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits the palate with the profound elegance and purity that have become so much a characteristic under Wilmers and Sanders. Still youthful, with good acidity and freshness, this brilliant, medium-bodied 2011 needs another 4-5 years of bottle age, and should evolve effortlessly for 20-25 years.
Score: 94+, Robert Parker, April 2014
Shows a grippy feel, with lots of briar, pastis and plum sauce notes rolled together and driving through the sappy finish. Well-embedded acidity pushes everything along, while a pure echo of fruit hangs through the finish. Should blossom with cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2028.
Score: 92, March 31, 2014
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