La Parde de Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan 2010
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
|Brand||La Parde de Haut-Bailly|
A true second wine and one of the first ever to be made at a Bordeaux vineyard. Created in 1967, it was originally called Domaine de la Parde; but in 1979 was renamed La Parde de Haut-Bailly. Made from the grapes of young vines and the best press-wine, it is aged in the barrel for twelve months and subject to the same draconian selection controls as a first wine. Over time, La Parde de Haut-Bailly has developed its own personality, displaying a pleasant silky texture on the palate and achieving a style of elegance and refinement. Although its softness and forward aroma mean it can be drunk sooner than Haut-Bailly, it also has good aging potential.
Shows good structure, with a graphite edge running from start to finish. This is accessible now, featuring pure cassis, boysenberry and blackberry fruit, displaying lovely flickers of spice and ember on the finish. Drink now through 2022.