1999 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine is light to medium-bodied, with sweet currant and smoke-infused flavors and some oak in the background, but plenty of red fruits, vanilla, and dried herbs. This is a soft, well-balanced wine to drink now and over the next 12-15 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Moderately saturated medium red. Aromas of red fruits, leather, tobacco and roasted meat, along with a note of fresh herbs. Offers decent red fruit intensity but could use more sweetness and depth.
Light yet fresh, with pleasant mineral, berry and cherry. (Barrel Tasting - Web 2000)
Very aromatic, Graves-style wine with earthy and mineral hints on the nose. Crushed berries on the nose and palate. This is a very elegant yet powerful wine, and quite long on the palate with good grip. Delicious exotic and velvety fruit. 65% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, and 10% cabernet franc. A really old school producer, these guys strive for balance, not power. We heard a lot about the terroir here, which truly is among the best in Bordeaux.