Haut-Bailly II – tweede wijn van Haut-Bailly
- James Suckling – (93 – 94)
Extremely fresh and aromatic with sliced berries and hints of orange peel. Medium-bodied yet dense and deep with ripe, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows energy and vibe. Solid length. Formerly called La Parde de Haut-Bailly. Second wine.
- Decanter – Jane Anson (94)
La Parde de Haut Bailly has been renamed Haut Bailly II as of this vintage. Right from the first nose you can feel how intense this is, and certainly it’s a second wine that gives you a good idea of the potential of the grand vin. It’s poised and juicy, with liquorice, cassis, pencil lead, slate and the tingle of minerality that tells you that we are with Haut-Bailly here. There’s a touch of austerity on the finish, not giving in to the vintage potential for being overly generous. 30% new oak. 30% of production. Drinking Window 2024 – 2036
- · Wine Advocate – Lisa Perrotti-Brown (91 – 93)
Formerly known as “La Parde de Haut-Bailly,” this second wine from Haut-Bailly will have a name change starting with this vintage. Composed of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon harvested September 17 to October 9, the 2018 Haut-Bailly II is deep purple-black in color and leaps from the glass with exuberant notes of crushed blackberries, black raspberries and plum preserves plus hints of red and black currants, menthol, mocha and candied violets with a touch of cedar chest. Full-bodied, firm and very finely grained, it has bags of freshness and loads of savory sparks, finishing long and mineral tinged.