Last Parcel: Only 8 cases of this very drinkable claret – 2007 Parde de Haut Bailly

by Ed H-B

2007 PARDE DE HAUT BAILLY Pessac-Léognan Château Haut Bailly

We’ve just 2 0 cases left of this lovely drinker from Pessac-Léognan that’s sitting temptingly within its drinking window. Supple, but with generous red fruit defined by silky tannins, this elegant claret would be ideal with a piece of roast top-side beef, possibly lamb, or just to drink on its own. Excellent value.

2007 Parde de Haut Bailly

Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Village: Pessac-Léognan  Origin: France, Bordeaux ABV: 13%

75cl bottles  £24.50   Case price*  £22.50

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– SOLD OUT (Try the 2008 instead)-

Original Wooden Case (OWC)

– Or simply call/drop by your local shop in Chiswick, Barnes, Chelsea or Notting Hill –

Other reviews and comments

This has been the second label since 1967. It has seen 15% new oak, for the same length of time as the grand vin. Nice gravelly fruit on nose. The assemblage is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc. Appealing substance. Fresh and quite classic, elegant, a well-honed style. Good tannins, soft and appropriate. Fresh and very drinkable, although with a little grip alongside the freshness found in the finish.

15.5/20 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Nov 2010)

‘Un agréable pessac fruité, dans un style séducteur, charmant et tout en finesse. La bouche est dense, avec du fruit, de la souplesse, des tanins bien tramés et une très jolie finale persistante sur la griotte.’

Gault et Millau  16/20 Drink 2009 – 2015

Colourful, dense Cabernets Sauvignons and wonderfully soft Merlots give this La Parde de Haut- Bailly 2007 a harmonious structure. An enjoyable wine with generous red fruit. The silky, luscious tannins should make it very pleasant to drink from 2010.

Winemaker’s notes (Oct 2010)

* Mix any 12 bottles from our website or shops to qualify for our case price discount. Free nationwide delivery on all orders over £100. Next day delivery to central London.

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