La Parde de Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan 2016 750ml - Liquors Inc.
La Parde de Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan 2016 750ml
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La Parde de Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan 2016

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The blend is a composition of lots marked with freshness and fruit, built upon a suave, elegant structure. Reflecting the virtues of the grand vin, La Parde can be enjoyed young, although it also has good ageing potential. La Parde Haut-Bailly 2016 shows an exceptional level of selection for a second label. In this 2016 vintage, it stands out for its impressive density and structure, as well as a great aromatic finesse. It offers an attractive floral perfume, followed with juicy dark fruits. It is a soft and powerful wine, with silky tannins which come together to showcase Haut-Bailly's signature qualities of both balance and elegance.
Jeb Dunnuck
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As to the second wine of Château Haut Bailly, it too is fabulous stuff in 2016. A blend of 47% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc, the 2016 La Parde Haut Bailly offers notable purity as well as medium to full-bodied notes of blackcurrants, dried herbs, flowers, and spice. It's a layered, seamless wine from this estate that has no hard edges, beautiful balance, and a great finish. It's already delivering loads of pleasure but will keep for 15+ years.

February 28, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

92-94. Barrel Sample. This second wine of Haut-Bailly is about 30% of the harvest. It is packed with blackberry and black plum fruits. The richness is contrasted by the firm structure at the back of the wine. Dark tannins and ripe acidity support the fruitiness.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2017
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The 2016 La Parde de Haut-Bailly, matured in 30% new oak, has a strict, pencil-lead-infused bouquet that demands a little coaxing from the glass. I appreciate the delineation of this second wine, which is quite focused, with a light marine aroma. The medium-bodied palate exerts gentle grip. Finely structured with just a touch of cracked black pepper, this builds in the mouth to quite a linear, grippy finish that suggests that it will last longer than many might afford it. Excellent.

Neal Martin, January 2019
Wine Advocate
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The medium garnet-purple colored 2016 La Parde de Haut-Bailly comes bursting out of the glass with cassis, redcurrant jelly, fragrant earth and dried Provence herbs scents plus a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, firm, grainy textured and packed with fruit, it delivers a long and mineral-laced finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 30, 2018
Wine Spectator
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Polished and open in feel, with a lovely beam of pure plum and raspberry puree flavors inlaid with light tobacco and toasty vanilla notes. Subtle mesquite detail shows on the finish. Ready to go too. Drink now through 2028.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2019

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