1945 Château Haut-Bailly Bordeaux Pessac Léognan
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
1945 Château Haut-Bailly Bordeaux Pessac Léognan

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2002 Vintage) Good ruby-red. Pure, tight aromas of spicy black fruits and licorice. Primary and bright, with pure, cabernet-dominated flavors of currant and spice. Has extract, but comes across as a rather masculin...

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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/24/2005
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2002 Vintage) One can not say enough about the investments and commitment to quality instituted by Haut-Bailly's new American owner, Robert Wilmers, the head of the huge M&T bank conglomerate. The chateau's entire staff, headed by the talented Veronique Sanders (the granddaughter of one of the great gentlemen of Bordeaux, Daniel Sanders), reflects both enthusiasm and dedication. Powerful, fruit-driven, and big, the 2003 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of lead pencil shavings intermixed with red and black currants, cherries, and forest floor. Boasting beautiful purity, medium to full body, and admirable glycerin as well as textural weight, it is an elegant, classic Bordeaux to drink between 2008-2020+.