This is a very old estate, with records showing the grapes have been grown here since the 15th century. The name of the property comes from the De Bailly family, who were part-owners here in the mid-17th century. It was Alcide Bellot des Minieres who built the chateau that we see at Haut Bailly today, having purchased the property in 1872. He also presided over the dreadful devastation of phylloxera at the end of that century, rebuilding the vineyards thereafter and producing a wine that ranked, in terms of price, as high as the first growths of the Médoc. In 1955 Haut Bailly was purchased by Daniel Sanders, a Bordeaux wine merchant, who commenced a period o much-needed renovation. In 1998 the estate was sold to American banker Robert Wilmers, who spared no expense in his efforts of produce the best wine possible at Haut Bailly. Today the estate is run by Wilmers' son Chris and Véronique Sanders, scion of the previous owners.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £946.54
"After rather conservative displays, this 2002 seems to be coming into its own. There is an estuarine quality on the nose: subtle notes of cockleshell and perhaps marshland that lend the rather austere nose character and personality. Very natural and well defined, this is a lovely bouquet. The palate is not quite as compelling as the nose, the tannins a little abrasive with age and the acidity sharp. The overall effect is of a slightly angular Haut Bailly approaching ten years of age, the archetypal gentleman’s claret you could say. Showing some dryness towards the cedar finish, nevertheless, this is fine, if rather foursquare Haut Bailly. Tasted October 2011." Neal Martin
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