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1998 Château Haut-Bailly


Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help

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$135.00 per Bottle


6 Bottles




"I love the nose on this wine; multidimensional, with flowers, sweet blackberry and citrus fruit. Full-bodied, with superclassy tannins that are polished and very refined. Goes for minutes on the palate. Still very reserved and not giving all it has. Give it much more bottle time to realize its wonderful style. One of the sleepers of the vintage.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2012. 6,665 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/01/2009)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2012

"The 1998 Haut Bailly has been a great wine that coincided with the château’s acquisition by the late Bob Wilmers. It has a sublime bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, crushed stone and hints of violet. After twenty years it is still so youthful. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly firm tannin at the beginning, plenty of tarry black fruit, well judged acidity and a finish that to be honest, is not a million miles away from the 1998 Haut-Brion in style. You can see this continuing to evolve for another two decades without difficulty. Tasted at the château." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 05/01/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2018-2038

(JR, 08/19/2020)

Rating: 16+

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