1966 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

SKU #1237973 95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 1966 Haut-Bailly came from one of the last remaining bottles from their cellar and was served blind. It has a stunning bouquet, secondary aromas of course, brine and wilted rose petal, a touch of hickory, taut and crisp. The palate is framed by finely-chiseled tannins, very cohesive and quintessentially mature Graves in style. There is just a touch of piquancy on the finish. Great persistence, well-stored bottles will continue to give pleasure. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark I love the 1966 vintage of Haut-Bailly, which is another one of those top wines from the ’66 vintage that travels well below the radar today and I cannot recommend this wine highly enough for those who may come by it at auction. The wine offers up a pure, refined and still marvelously vibrant nose of red and black cherries, Haut-Bailly’s frequent signature note of blood orange, cigar wrapper, a beautiful base of gravelly soil tones, chocolate and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, suave and still has lovely depth at the core, with melted tannins, excellent tangy acids and impeccable balance on the long, complex and focused finish. This is a classic example of Haut-Bailly and the still underrated 1966 vintage and I wish I still had a few bottles left in the cellar! Inner quote mark (6/2020)

Price: $329.99
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