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2011 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

SKU #1173073 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Wow. Wonderfully aromatic nose of currants, blackberries and lilacs. Full body but refined and beautiful. The quality of the tannins is exception. So fine. Lovely austerity and tension on the finish. Better in 2016. Inner quote mark (2/2015)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2011 Haut-Bailly exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits the palate with the profound elegance and purity that have become so much a characteristic under Wilmers and Sanders. Still youthful, with good acidity and freshness, this brilliant, medium-bodied 2011 needs another 4-5 years of bottle age, and should evolve effortlessly for 20-25 years. 94+ (RP) Inner quote mark (4/2014)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Packed with dense tannins and firm fruit, this is a big, powerful wine. It is initially austere, but with time it becomes more rounded, with layers of wood tannins and rich fruit. Inner quote mark (4/2012)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Shows a grippy feel, with lots of briar, pastis and plum sauce notes rolled together and driving through the sappy finish. Well-embedded acidity pushes everything along, while a pure echo of fruit hangs through the finish. Should blossom with cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2028. Inner quote mark (3/2014)

Decanter

Outer quote mark Concentrated, slightly spicy and earthy black fruits, fine ripeness and great vineyard expression, tannins are still a bit raw but the rich middle fruit will dominate. Drink 2017-2035. Inner quote mark (4/2012)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Deep black cherry but some brick at the rim. Dark spicy fruit and dark chocolate. Firm grip but there is fruit in the middle of that tannic structure, just constrained a the moment. Very tightly gripping tannins and just enough freshness to balance. (JH) Inner quote mark (2/2015)


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