Haut-Bailly 2003 is characterised by very ripe tannins, dense and velvety substance, surprising freshness and beautiful balance despite the atypical heat wave weather conditions. Serve with ceps in breadcrumbs and almonds.
Parker : 91 / 100
J. Suckling : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I remember being worried about how well the 2003 Haut-Bailly would turn out, but it has aged beautifully. Made from a final blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, it currently offers fresh tobacco leaf, red and black currant notes, and hints of burning embers and charcoal. Having put on weight over the last eleven years, it is more complete and fuller than I expected. Enjoy this pretty, luscious, fully mature 2003 over the next decade.