Château Haut-Bailly

About Château Haut-Bailly

Château Haut-Bailly has had cultivated vines since 1461. Bought by the American Wilmers family in 1998; they kept the previous owners, the Sanders family, as estate managers with the brilliant Veronique Sanders as Managing Director. Together this team makes some of the softest most charming wines in the appellation.

Viniculture

Wines of Château Haut-Bailly’s are known for their consistency, which can be attributed to its excellent terroir in Pessac-Léognan and to the sheer effort and meticulous care taken to ensure excellence in quality. Its vineyard sits on the highest ridge in Pessac with a gentle gradient where the grapes from the 120-year old vines get the best exposure. Vines are individually marked, pruned and picked according to variety and age.  And when the fruit arrives at the winery, grapes are hand-sorted to ensure only perfect grapes are used. All these measures translate into one of the biggest strengths of Haut-Bailly, which, according to Véronique Sanders (Director, Haut-Bailly), is that they “always outperform" in the region.

Since the stunning vintages of 2009 and 2010, Haut-Bailly has re-separated itself from the Pessec-Léognan pack to command higher scores and prices than many of its neighbours. We write “re-separate” because for a period up to 1920 Haut-Bailly actually sold at the same price as the First Growths! The 30ha vineyard has 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Haut-Bailly 1988 (6x75cl)
HK$6,250.00
1988

Haut-Bailly 1988 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

Enormously thick, dense and tannic, this subtle Bordeaux is rich, intense and deeply concentrated, with layers of currant, cedar, spice and vanilla flavors that unfold gently on the palate. Needs cellaring until 2000.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$6,250.00
Haut-Bailly 1989 (11x75cl)
HK$13,255.00
1989

Haut-Bailly 1989 (11x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89)

Haut-Bailly is often such a restrained, gentle, subtle wine that it can get lost in a blind tasting, particularly when served side by side with more powerful Bordeaux. That was not the case in my recent tasting, as both the 1989 and 1990 vintages performed well. The 1989 is a ripe, sweet, supple wine with a deep ruby color, and an attractive nose of herbs, sweet berry fruit, and smoky tobacco. This soft, low acid, ready to drink wine should continue to evolve gracefully, offering elegant, smooth-as-silk drinking for another 12+ years.
As per photos. OWC. Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 11x75cl 1 89 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$13,255.00
Haut-Bailly 1990 (12x75cl)
HK$15,615.00
1990

Haut-Bailly 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (88)

The 1990 Haut Bailly has always been a good rather than great wine for the vintage, this predating the acquisition by Bob Wilmers, which was eight years later. It has a fully mature bouquet with smudged earthy, smoky aromas, maybe with just a slight greenness in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with rustic tannins, a little chunky in the mouth, animally with a slightly animally/Rhône-like finish that just fades a little too quickly. It's a rough sketch compared to the detailed portraits drawn by the estate these days, and as such, I would drink this now rather than later. Tasted March 2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$15,615.00
Haut-Bailly 1992 (6x75cl)
HK$4,215.00
1992

Haut-Bailly 1992 (6x75cl)
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - HK$4,215.00
Haut-Bailly 1997 (6x75cl)
HK$5,255.00
1997

Haut-Bailly 1997 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to Singapore:
8-10 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - HK$5,255.00
Haut-Bailly 2005 (12x75cl)
HK$14,260.00
2005

Haut-Bailly 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2005 Haut Bailly is rapidly turning into a glorious wine. You instantly fall in love with the purity on the nose, luscious red cherries, wild strawberry and blueberry. This is still youthful and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a structured opening like many in this vintage. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth, quite tensile and linear and perhaps just tightening up a tad toward the finish. It is biding its time, but it will repay those who cellar this outstanding 2005 for another four or five years. Tasted March 2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$14,260.00
Haut-Bailly 2006 (12x75cl)
HK$7,870.00
2006

Haut-Bailly 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (92-94)

Gorgeous nose, with fantastic aromas of minerals, berries and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and lots of gorgeous fruit. Very long and refined. Very close to the 2005. This shows wonderful finesse and length for the vintage. Score range: 92-94
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-94 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$7,870.00
Haut-Bailly 2009 (12x75cl)
HK$21,175.00
2009

Haut-Bailly 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-98)

Lovely sweet berry and plum aromas, with hints of sandalwood and cedar. Full-bodied, with milk chocolate, berry and vanilla bean character. Thick and dense tannins, but balanced and very pretty. Sneaks up on you. Really powerful in tannins. This could be better than the fab 2005. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 37 percent Merlot and 3 percent Cabernet Franc. Score range: 95-98 -JS
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-98 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$21,175.00
Haut-Bailly 2009 (6x75cl)
HK$10,760.00
2009

Haut-Bailly 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-98)

Lovely sweet berry and plum aromas, with hints of sandalwood and cedar. Full-bodied, with milk chocolate, berry and vanilla bean character. Thick and dense tannins, but balanced and very pretty. Sneaks up on you. Really powerful in tannins. This could be better than the fab 2005. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 37 percent Merlot and 3 percent Cabernet Franc. Score range: 95-98 -JS
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-98 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$10,760.00
Haut-Bailly 2010 (12x75cl)
HK$15,000.00
2010

Haut-Bailly 2010 (12x75cl)

Decanter (100)

As ever when tasting the two together, the striking thing is the difference in character rather than quality between 2009 and 2010. This is tighter, more structured in its concentration, more broad shouldered, but still intensely impressive and full of pleasure. Neither are ready to go yet, but this feels like it will last longer, and feels extremely Haut-Bailly in spirit, with an elegant but complex personality, and a grip that doesn't make a big deal of its power but refuses to give up. Blackberry, bilberry, black chocolate and pencil. Harvest September 22 to October 14.
Estimated Arrival to Hong Kong SAR China:
9-11 weeks

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$15,000.00
Haut-Bailly 2012 (12x75cl)
HK$7,940.00
2012

Haut-Bailly 2012 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2012 Haut Bailly is a brilliant wine for the vintage. It has a very intense bouquet with scents of blackberry, bilberry, cedar and a touch of pencil lead. This is very well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, certainly one of the most structured Pessac-Léognan wines that I have encountered, yet it is struck through with wonderful balance and focus. It tightens up a little on the finish, a 2012 built for long-term drinking pleasure, and as such, I would afford it five or six more years in bottle if wishing to experience this in full flight. Tasted March 2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$7,940.00
Haut-Bailly 2012 (6x75cl)
HK$5,340.00
2012

Haut-Bailly 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2012 Haut Bailly is a brilliant wine for the vintage. It has a very intense bouquet with scents of blackberry, bilberry, cedar and a touch of pencil lead. This is very well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, certainly one of the most structured Pessac-Léognan wines that I have encountered, yet it is struck through with wonderful balance and focus. It tightens up a little on the finish, a 2012 built for long-term drinking pleasure, and as such, I would afford it five or six more years in bottle if wishing to experience this in full flight. Tasted March 2017.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$5,340.00
Haut-Bailly 2013 (6x75cl)
HK$4,310.00
2013

Haut-Bailly 2013 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (90-93)

Grilled herbs, smoke, plums, savory herbs and graphite emerge from the glass in the 2013 Haut-Bailly. Wonderfully deep and resonant for the year, the 2013 possesses lovely balance and plenty of personality. A final burst of new leather, violets red plums and smoke lingers on the close. In 2013 Haut Bailly speaks to finesse above all else. It's as simple as that. In 2013, the blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 90-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$4,310.00
Haut-Bailly 2014 (12x75cl)
HK$9,600.00
2014

Haut-Bailly 2014 (12x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has turned out beautifully. Dark, sumptuous and expressive, the 2014 exudes depth and finesse. Ample and resonant on the palate, with striking depth, the 2014 possesses exceptional balance and class. Hints of smoke, tobacco and licorice infuse the deep, creamy finish.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$9,600.00
Haut-Bailly 2014 (6x75cl)
HK$4,330.00
2014

Haut-Bailly 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has turned out beautifully. Dark, sumptuous and expressive, the 2014 exudes depth and finesse. Ample and resonant on the palate, with striking depth, the 2014 possesses exceptional balance and class. Hints of smoke, tobacco and licorice infuse the deep, creamy finish.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$4,330.00
Haut-Bailly 2015 (12x75cl)
HK$11,060.00
2015

Haut-Bailly 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is an incredible young red with precision and focus that is second to almost none. Full body with a ultra-fine tannin drive that is seamless as it is endless. It ends with such power. Try in 2024 but already impressive to taste.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$11,060.00
Haut-Bailly 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$6,300.00
2015

Haut-Bailly 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is an incredible young red with precision and focus that is second to almost none. Full body with a ultra-fine tannin drive that is seamless as it is endless. It ends with such power. Try in 2024 but already impressive to taste.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$6,300.00
Haut-Bailly 2016 (12x75cl)
HK$11,545.00
2016

Haut-Bailly 2016 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory.
In Stock in Singapore

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$11,545.00
Haut-Bailly 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$6,455.00
2016

Haut-Bailly 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$6,455.00
Haut-Bailly 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$4,770.00
2017

Haut-Bailly 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (96)

Bold and dense, this wine is packed with tannins, ripe berry flavors and intense black fruit notes. Impressive, it is showing richness now and a fine future. Rich tannins and a firm dry core will allow the wine to age well.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 96 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$4,770.00
Haut-Bailly 2018 (12x75cl)
HK$11,000.00
2018

Haut-Bailly 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more.
In Stock in France

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$11,000.00
Haut-Bailly 2018 (3x150cl)
HK$6,465.00
2018

Haut-Bailly 2018 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$6,465.00
Haut-Bailly 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$6,090.00
2018

Haut-Bailly 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more.
In Stock in France

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$6,090.00
Haut-Bailly 2019 (12x75cl)
HK$11,375.00
2019

Haut-Bailly 2019 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Such totally graceful perfumes to this, showing currants, dried flowers and stones, as well as hints of forest fruit and subtle tar, asphalt and smoke. Full-bodied, yet the texture is pristine with intense, polished and fine-grained tannins. So long, flavorful and ever so beautiful. The finish is never ending. This really is something special. 56% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$11,375.00
Haut-Bailly 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$5,105.00
2019

Haut-Bailly 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Such totally graceful perfumes to this, showing currants, dried flowers and stones, as well as hints of forest fruit and subtle tar, asphalt and smoke. Full-bodied, yet the texture is pristine with intense, polished and fine-grained tannins. So long, flavorful and ever so beautiful. The finish is never ending. This really is something special. 56% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
Estimated Arrival to France:
11-13 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$5,105.00
Haut-Bailly II 2009 (12x75cl)
HK$4,245.00
2009

Haut-Bailly II 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90)

Very polished, with an alluring incense and licorice edge to the core of supple black cherry, anise and plum sauce flavors. Suave black tea and tar hints chime on the finish, but this stays open-knit and rounded. Drink now through 2018. 4,165 cases made. -JM
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 90 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$4,245.00
Haut-Bailly II 2013 (6x75cl)
HK$1,515.00
2013

Haut-Bailly II 2013 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 - HK$1,515.00
Haut-Bailly II 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$1,755.00
2015

Haut-Bailly II 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

Very minerally and salty with lots of dried fruit, currant and floral aromas and flavors. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Excellent second wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 20 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$1,755.00
Haut-Bailly II 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$2,625.00
2018

Haut-Bailly II 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91-93)

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Estimated Arrival to Singapore:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91-93 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$2,625.00

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