Haut Bailly 2019 has been released at €66 per bottle ex-negociant, down 21.4% on the 2018’s release of €84. It is being offered by the international trade at £840 per 12×75, a decrease of 19.5% on the 2018’s opening price of £1,044 per case.
You can watch the UGCB vintage presentation here.
Neal Martin awarded today’s release a range of 96-98 points, describing it as “more terroir expressive Haut-Bailly that has an effortless allure and a sense of sophistication. Wonderful”. Antonio Galloni gave it 95-97 and confirmed that “elegance and sophistication are front and center in the 2019 Haut-Bailly”. He added that the “2019 is all about focus, persistence and simply exquisite overall balance. It is easily one of the highlights of the vintage”.
The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW scored the wine even higher, 97-99, saying it is “just magic”. According to her, “the palate is achingly elegant, showing off perfumed black fruit layers with a firm frame of very fine-grained, silt-like tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredible persistence and fragrance”.
Prices for Haut Bailly show 76% correlation to critic scores. As seen in the chart below, the 2019 is coming to the market below the implied “Fair Value” line, making it an interesting opportunity for buyers.
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