2009 Château Haut Bailly (Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan, France) Wine - Red $274.99 (750mL)
Chateau Haut Bailly, has long been one of the most exciting estates in Pessac Leognan, always falling into the 'sleeper wine' syndrome. Alas, over the last 5-6 years though, it has thrown down the gauntlet to other Pessac producers by coming up third behind Haut Brion and Mission Haut Brion, and now competes toe to toe with Pape Clement and Smith Haut Lafitte. The vineyard sits on a high ridge in Leognan at 48 metres above sea level, right next door to Carbonnieux and La Louviere, with 30 hectares (74 acres) of planted vines on one piece of land. High scores all around, this is a chateau on a fast rise to challenge the stalwarts of Pessac. Sumptuous and sexy style. Limited availability.