2008 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
96 points Robert Parker: "A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo!" (05/11) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "While at this young stage there may be toasty aromas,t here is also intense, perfumed fruit. This complex, distinguished wine is polished, with plenty of bright fruits and acidity." 90 points Wine Spectator: "Racy and slightly taut, with red currant and cherry pit notes laced with grilled herb and warm stone. There's a sinewy edge on the finish, with more minerality than fruit for now, but this adds some flesh as it airs, showing subtle persistence. Drink now through 2016." (04/11) Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.