Light, fresh, bright, forward style of wine, with a center of sweet, red fruits, herbs, earth and tobacco. You can enjoy this already open wine over the next decade or so, while waiting for the bigger vintages to come around. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
This is one vintage that gives me problems throughout Bordeaux no matter how good the estate that is producing it. Yes, there is Haut Bailly refinement to the tannin and a freshness that lends drinkability, which is to be expected. I would give this aging - at least five years - to mellow the tannins so that the wine will turn into a good medium bodied claret to enjoy with steak. A difficult vintage, and it shows.