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Chateau Haut-Bailly Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe 2010

$326.00

A great Pessac wine that mixes old world style and new world know-how. Always worth seeking out.

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Its 30 hectares in Pessac are devoted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Haut-Bailly make exceptional wines that straddle the line between old style elegance with modern cleanliness. They are not to be missed in great years and often excel in difficult years when the modern know-how kicks in. Unlike their neighbours Haut-Bailly does not make a white wine.

62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Graves 

The home of the original Claret that the English fell in love with. Graves gets its name from the large amounts of gravel in the vineyard which gives a lighter, more aromatic style of Bordeaux. Although it is on the Left Bank it more often lines up with the Right Bank on vintage preferences. Graves is capable and often excels at making white wines from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. They are often barrel aged and live as long as any white in the world.

Pessac-Leognan

Part of the larger Graves appellation that is the home of the original Claret that the English feel in love with. Pessac hosts most of the big names in the Graves appellation and is allowed to be named as a separate appellation.

2010 

Largely over looked after the amazing 2009s. Is this better than 2000, 2005, 2009? Is it more like the famous vintages to follow up the greats such as 1996 and 2001? All I know is that after tasting the first shipment of 2010s my customers requested a second tasting and fast. See Decanters notes of the vintage here.

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Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 30 cm
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