Pessac-Léognan (French: [pɛsak leɔɲɑ̃]) is a wine growing area and Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, in the northern part of the Graves region of Bordeaux. Unlike most Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is equally famous for both red and (dry) white wines, although red wine is still predominant.
Château Haut-Bailly, La Parde de Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan 2014
Just a stone’s throw away from the city of Bordeaux, Château Haut-Bailly, one of the most prestigious Cru Classé de Graves, sits majestically in a 30 hectare (74 acres) vineyard at the heart of the Graves region on the left bank of the river Garonne.This wine has a dark, grippy edge, with ganache and bramble notes leading the way for the core of steeped plum and black currant fruit. Everything knits through the tobacco-laden finish. Nonetheless, this is a bit more open in feel than the profile might suggest, as the fruit easily wins out over the grippier notes. Best from 2018 through 2024.
90 pts. WS
$49. Special order