Château Haut-Bailly: A Magnificent Estate


Château Haut-Bailly: A Magnificent Estate

Wine Team New York |
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Château Haut-Bailly is a name that needs no introduction. This historic estate, situated on a hill overlooking the charming village of Léognan, has been producing some of Bordeaux's finest wines for centuries. However, it was under the ownership of the late American businessman, Robert Wilmers, since 1998 that the château truly reached new heights of excellence.

In 2020, a new cellar designed by architect Daniel Rous and built adjacent to the original cellar was finally unveiled. It features a modern design with large windows that provide ample natural light and stunning views of the surrounding vineyards. The cellar is built into a slope, allowing for natural temperature control and energy efficiency. This new facility has allowed Château Haut-Bailly to continue to improve the quality of its wines. Overall, the new cellar at Château Haut-Bailly is a testament to the winery's commitment to quality and innovation.

What sets Château Haut-Bailly apart from other wineries is its exceptional terroir. The vineyards are blessed with a unique combination of gravel, clay, and limestone soils that consistently produce wines of exceptional quality, regardless of the challenges of the vintage. Today we are happy to offer multiple vintages spreading from 2008 to 2016 including a special limited release.

Château Haut-Bailly wanted to celebrate Chinese and French cultures with a limited edition: the Coffret Lanting Set. For this special edition, a unique box has been designed that contains 1 bottle each of 2015 and 2016 vintage and a beautiful calligraphy roll. This collector's item made by calligraphy master Shuo Yuan is a traditional Chinese scroll. Almost 7 meters long, it unfolds the theme of Lanting Jixu, a masterpiece of Chinese calligraphy made in the 4th century. This recounts an event during which friends meet to discuss wine and recite poetry.

To learn more about Château Haut-Bailly and its terroir, we recommend reading the book titled "Haut-Bailly: An Exceptional Terroir" written by the esteemed wine criticJane Anson. This book offers a comprehensive history of the château and its wines, as well as an in-depth look at the terroir and winemaking techniques used at the estate.

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