Haut Bailly 2001
The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Haut-Bailly reveals sweet, pure, elegant aromas of currants, toast, and cigar smoke. With wonderful sweetness, fine tannins, a delicate, nuanced personality, and a long, persistent finish, this well-made, impressive Pessac-Leognan will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 12-14 years.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004|
Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd’s vertical. The 2001 is more expressive and generous on the nose than the 2000 and for me, it exudes more Graves-like character thanks to the 65% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are scents of blackberry, pencil shaving, a touch of fresh black olive with tertiary aromas developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied but rounder, perhaps fatter than the previous vintage. Blackberry, graphite, a saline tang and touches of white pepper towards the finish that fans out nicely. Tasted October 2011.
|Score: 92||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, January 2013|
Some evolution at the rim. Ripe and not immediately obviously Pessac-Léognan on the nose. A bit dull and red wine–like. Solid and stolid.
|Score: 15.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2007|
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