2014 Chateau Haut-Bailly 375 ml

Year: 2014
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 94
James Suckling: 95
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 95
Jeff Leve: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$59.95

"This shows admirable density for the vintage, with a strong loamy echo amid the core of dark currant, fig and plum compote flavors. Loads of tobacco and tar details join in on the finish, while the fruit easily keeps pace. Rock-solid. Best from 2020 through 2035. 6,665 cases made. -JM" (WS)

"The 2014 Haut Bailly has a charming, quite intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, raspberry coulis, black olive and melted tar scents that soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, harmonious and focused with superb density and precision towards the finish. This is a classy number and alongside Domaine de Chevalier, it is one of the standouts from the appellation in this vintage." (WA)

"The 2014 Haut-Bailly has a sophisticated bouquet with cedar and gravel-infused red berry fruit, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite supple tannins that manage to form a firm frame that should see this repay cellaring. There is plenty of attractive, lightly spice red and black fruit, segueing into clove and black olive notes towards the finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." (VM)

"A very well-made, modern wine with ripe cherry and cassis notes but rather discrete oak. The bright fruit and lively acidity balance the moderately dry tannins very well, and the finish is long and quite complex. Compacted. Needs time to open. Beautiful." (JS)

"The 2014 Château Haut Bailly is a beauty and shows the best of the vintage in its charming, forward, complex bouquet of black cherries, kirsch, dried flowers, and black raspberries, with just a hint of building earthy minerality and tobacco. Pure silk on the palate, with medium to full body, ripe, present tannins, and a great mid-palate, it’s a rock star 2014 to enjoy over the coming two decades or so." (JD)

"Cellar Selection, Initial tight acidity in this crisp wine gives way to smooth rich black fruits. This already has a fine balance with its ripe juiciness and delicious red-berry flavors. It is going to develop into a very fine wine. Drink from 2024. -Roger Voss " (WE)

"Surprisingly open, the wine already the start of secondary nuances, softness to the tannins and development on the palate. And this is a good thing because the fruit is ripe, texturally, the wine is soft, medium/full-bodied and refined, with a tightly wound, vibrance to the wine, giving you lift and sensuality. Young and fun to taste, it is clearly not quite ready. Wait until at least 2024 before pulling a cork. 3697 Views Tasted May 31, 2020" (JL)