Packing Spec750ml
Country of Origin France
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Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe 2008 750ml
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Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub-region: Pessac-Leognan

Producer: Chateau Haut Bailly

Wine type: Rouge

Sweetness: Dry

Maturity drink: Now

Tasting Notes:
A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo!

Score: 96 Robert Parker
Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

Size: 0.75L

Vintage: 2008

Ratings: 96 RP


from Chateau Haut Bailly - 2008

Small yields
April 2008 was particularly cold (with a morning frost of -2.5°C on Monday 7) but the vineyard of
Haut Bailly once again was able to benefit from its excellent position raised, on an outcrop that
protects it from frost. Only a few parcels located on the lowest parts of the property were lightly
affected.

Rain during May caused some disruption to the flowering, leading to some poor fruit set and uneven
grape size, and threatened to bring rot. Happily, July was dry and beautiful, and the good weather kept
any disease at bay. Conscientious vineyard work ensured a good aeration of the bunches and formed a
protection against any rot setting in later in the season.
Because of this delicate flowering period, yields were low.

The Indian summer !
Besides the first and last weeks, we will remember August 2008 as a pretty miserable month. The late
colour change (veraison) of the merlots (from August 5 to 20) was followed by that of cabernet –
which was at least more homogenous, between August 15 and 25. Both of these were around two
weeks behind their usual schedule.
But this was followed by exceptional, and particularly dry, months of September and October, which
meant the grapes reached perfect maturity, and showed high degrees of potential alcohol (13.5° to
14.2° for the merlots, and around 12.5° for the cabernets), equal to both 2005 and 2006. The acidity
levels remained fairly high because of the moderate summer temperatures. The grapes themselves were
smaller than in the preceding vintages, which contributed to a real concentration of flavours once the
grapes were in the vats.

Late harvest
The 2008 harvest will remain in the history books as one of the longest and latest of the decade: 10
days of grape picking spread out over 5 weeks! The harvest began on September 25 for the youngest
merlots, while the last cabernet sauvignons were brought in from 0ctober 17 to 23, in perfect health.
Low yields and a late year are a strong indication of excellent quality. The 2008 vintage is rich in
colour, has great vivacity, structure and balance, with velvety tannins that are seductive and powerful:
both striking and soft!

Harvest dates:
Merlot: September 25 to October 9
Cabernet Franc: October 9 and 17
Cabernet Sauvignon: October 17 to 23

Blend:
Cabernet sauvignon: 70%
Merlot: 30%

New barrels: 55% (malolactic fermentation in barrel)



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