Wine Chateau Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Leognan AOC, 2004
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Leognan AOC, 2004
Wine saturated purple-ruby color.
The taste of wine a rich, dense, intense, fruity, with great texture, hints of fresh cherries and long delicate finish.
In the complex flavors of wine sweet notes of raspberry, cherry and ripe fruit shaded woody tones, mineral and coffee notes.
The wine is excellent with dishes from red meat and game.
History of Chateau Haut-Bailly begins in 1530, when the family Gounesh (Goyaneche) and Deutz (Daitze) purchased several parcels of land in Bordeaux to plant vineyards. In 1630 Chateau and 36 hectares of land were sold to a banker from Paris by the name of Le Baill and his partner Nicolas de Leeuwarden. In the XVIII century Chateau Haut-Bailly has changed several owners, among whom were even members of the Parliament of Bordeaux. In 1872, a new castle was built and greatly expanded the land due to the surrounding areas. In 1955, the castle was bought by Daniel Sanders. Sold his property in desperate need of repair. Vineyards were in poor condition and were reduced to a tiny 25 acres. Sanders completely renovated manor and in 1979 handed over the reins to his son Jean. In 1998 Chateau Haut-Bailly bought American banker Robert Wilmer. Within a few years, thanks to its willingness to make every possible effort, he and his wife managed to breathe new life into the estate. Today manages Chateau Veronica Sanders.
Chateau Haut-Bailly - one of the rare cru class in the region Graves, which produces only red, elegant, well-balanced wine. Terroir Haut-Bailly consists of sand mixed with gravel under which is sandstone, which includes the remains of fossilized prehistoric fossils. The estate owns 28 hectares of vineyards, planted at a density of 10,000 plants per hectare. Amazingly, 15% of these vines over 100 years old. The basis of the vineyards is the variety Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) and Merlot (30%), 6% of the area set aside for Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines - 35 years.