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The sensuality and class of an iconic Graves Classified Growth
As an iconic Graves Classified Growth, Chateau Haut-Bailly is one of those estates with unparalleled style that appeals to the greatest lovers of the Pessac-Leognan appellation, in the south of the Bordeaux region.
With a unique class and flawless purity, the wines of Chateau Haut-Bailly are among the greastest top-ranked wines that can elegantly evolve over the decades
Coming from a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), complemented by Merlot (36%) and Cabernet Franc (2%), the Chateau Haut-Bailly 2010 brilliantly took up the challenge to become just as good as the exceptional 2009 vintage.
As a year with favourable climatic conditions throughout the growing season, the 2010 vintqge has all the qualities of an exceptional vintage because of the meticulous work done in the vineyard and perfected winemaking techniques.
The nose offers intense fresh black fruit and pepper notes. The Chateau Haut-Bailly 2010 demonstrates the precise nature of extraction to preserve the ripe fruit and in turn to give the wine finesse and silky tannins. On the palate, the velvety mouthfeel extends until the very end, which shows the sensuality of the great wines of Graves and is so characteristic of the Haut-Bailly style. This is a magnificent wine of great class that is in line with the greatest vintages of Bordeaux.