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2004 Château Haut-Bailly


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$99.00 per Bottle


5 Bottles




"The 2004 Haut-Bailly is a candidate for the finest wine of the appellation. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by classic aromas of scorched earth, sweet black currants, cherries, and a hint of pain grille. Light on its feet, but substantially flavored, it possesses stunning purity, good acidity, ripe tannin, and abundant flavor as well as length. It builds incrementally and subtly in the mouth, but it's the real deal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #171
(WA, 06/01/2007)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2010-2024

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long, rich aftertaste. Lots going on. This is an excellent wine and close to the 2000 in quality. Best after 2010. 6,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2007)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2010

"Plum, redcurrant, mocha, tobacco, licorice, minerals and a gravelly note on the nose, along with some nutty oak. Supple and fruity, with an impression of strong acidity for the year and plenty of underlying minerality. This shows less density and structure than the 2006 but possesses excellent fruit for the year. Ripe enough but quite dry. This appears to be in the process of shutting down now." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2007)

Rating: 90+

"Very deeply coloured - much more so that the St-Émilions tasted yesterday and very youthful looking. Complex and inviting aromas - smoky, pencil lead and mineral with restrained black fruit but also fragrant, slightly floral even. Surprisingly dense. Dry, firm but melted chocolate tannins and a fresh finish. Very consistent across the palate with good fruit depth in the middle. Quite big for Graves." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/17/2009)

Rating: 17+
Drink from: 2010-2020

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