All photography courtesy of Château Haut-Bailly
I was spending some time recently reviewing the wine in my cellar via Cellartracker. If you aren't familiar with the functionality of CT there is a Drinkability Report which helps you to decide when a wine may be in it's prime to drink. This report is based on a host of factors all of which you control as the user. As I was going through the wine in my cellar I noticed that I had a number of Bordeaux that were either at the beginning, the middle or the end of their drinking window. Besides the obvious fact that I needed to start drinking some of these wines I realized this might be a good series of posts to share my tasting notes on each of them.
I am going to start this series with the 2003 Château Haut-Bailly. I paid $39.95 a bottle for this wine as a future and the Cellartracker Community Average price is showing at $46.46 per bottle. Let's start with at least a little background on Château Haut-Bailly. (If you're itching to get to the tasting notes just scroll down to the bottom)