The 2016 Château Haut Bailly is yet another absolutely magnificent release from this iconic estate in Pessac-Léognan. Composed of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc this begins to open with aromas of ripe blackberries and raspberries which are joined together by tobacco, spring florals, wet stones and a touch of licorice. On this palate this possesses a gorgeous medium-body that is beautifully structured around firm tannins. Displaying striking elegance and finesse this continues to display outstanding overall focus and purity through the long, precise finish. This is built for the long-haul and clearly possesses the characteristics to become very special. Readers should plan on cellaring this age-worthy red for a minimum of 5 years before approaching.