The harvest on chateau Haut-Bailly began, in no great rush, on the morning of the 24th of September. Perfect weather - dry and radiant - meant that the harvest could take place over a twenty-two day period (with 12 days of picking). Grapes in each plot were harvested at peak ripeness. They had good anthocyanin content with promising levels of tannin. The wines feature beautiful aromas as well as a velvety texture and fresh fruit typical of the summer of 2014 and the long ripening period that followed. Chateau Haut-Bailly 2014 is a Pessac-Léognan wine from a vibrant vintage of great style.
Parker : 94 / 100 J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker : 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.