Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chateau Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Leognan (Bordeaux) 2008

Saturated purple red.

Sexy nose of woodsmoke, embers, blue and black fruits and clay/earth.

Round and slightly grainy tannic entry. Densely packed, but not overbearing. Manages to show earth/fruit/oak flavors start to finish. Significant tannin kicks in on the finish but not kill the deal. Parker gave this a 98 - not sure it's that good - but it's RFG all the same. Best from 2017 on I'd guess.