|La Parde De Haut-Bailly||2005||Bordeaux (Red)||12 x 75cl||£300||1||87 WA|
The 2005 La Parde de Haut-Bailly, a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, has a rich and intense bouquet with vibrant black cherry and raspberry coulis aromas, quite "gutsy" with a subtle marine influence developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, structured and foursquare, masculine like the 2000, but I sensed some rigidity toward the slightly metallic finish whereas the 2000 La Parde had more flow. It is still fresh in the mouth, yet the 2000 now has greater elegance and detail. Tasted March 2017.
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