The Haut-Bailly 2002 is a powerful wine, pure, elegant and showing beautiful complexity. Superbly balanced, it presents an intense, fruity character, suave freshness and a refined, well-bred texture. Built to last, long-cellaring may be envisaged for this great palindromic year. Accompany with chestnuts roasted on an open fire.
Parker : 90 / 100
J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
An elegant, dark ruby/purple-tinged effort displaying notes of tobacco smoke intermixed with sweet currant, cherry, and some toast, this medium-bodied wine has the hallmark purity married graciously with nicely concentrated fruit. The tannins are sweet but present and give definition to this well-made Pessac-Leognan. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016.