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2020 Haut-Bailly II, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1539517 92-94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 Haut-Bailly II is superb. The tannins and overall structure are suggestive of an important Pessac-Léognan that is going to need time to come around. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender and menthol are front and center. A wine of savory energy and intensity, Haut-Bailly II sizzles with energy. (AG) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

91-93 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The second wine of Château Haut-Bailly and 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Haut-Bailly II sports a healthy purple color as well as classic Pessac-Léognan notes of damp earth, cedary herbs, tobacco, and assorted red and black fruits. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Inky colour, pencil lead and smoke concentration, where the tannins lend a sense of pressure bearing down on the fruit, keeping things moving and building in tension through the palate. Tiny edge of peony and iris flower as it opens in the glass. Harvest September 9 to 25th. Extremely well extracted, this is not a delicate wine but it is a measured one, and it has the sense of slowly building towards the close of play that is most enjoyable. 30% of overall production in HBII this year. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

K&L Notes

91-93 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2020 Haut-Bailly II was picked September 9–25. It offers a mélange of red and black fruit on the nose, hints of morels/undergrowth lending complexity, then becoming more floral with aeration, all quite mercurial in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit that gently grips. Very marine in style, shucked oyster shells infusing the sappy finish, which leaves an impressively long aftertaste considering this is the Deuxième Vin. Excellent." (05/2021)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/23/2021 | Send Email
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Tasted May 13—sample only 4 days old. This wine is so good—right now. Lovely, black cherry aromas and a sweet mid palate with red berry flavors and touch of oak. Minerals on the finish. Tastes almost too good now.
Drink from 2022 to 2030

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