Château Haut-Barrail
Château Haut-Barrail - Medoc - Cru Bourgeois
Red,Medoc - Cru Bourgeois
70% Merlot - 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
history
Château Haut-Barrail, and its windmill, has been existing since 1362. The oldest parts of the current House were built at the beginning of the 17th Century. Nowadays, it represents the typical architecture of the 18th. 2 symbols are engraved on the front stones: " Vines and Wheat". The Cyril Gillet Domains are situated in center of Medoc area on the Begadan district, spreads over 37 acres. Owners since 1987, the Gillet family has done a lot to restore the estate. The first vintage of Château Haut-Barrail was 1995.
Tasting notes
Intense garnet, with black tendencies. Fine wine with aromas of ripe fruit and toasted almonds. Soft and fruity, lingering aroma.
Food pairing
Médoc wines go extremely well with numerous foods and show their full power when accompanied by white and red meats, game, fish in red wine sauce and firm-bodied cheeses.
Aging potential
2 to 5 years.
Grape varieties
70% Merlot - 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
Château Haut-Barrail is situated in the Bordeaux Region called Medoc. The wines grow on gentle hillsides facing the Gironde, with good natural drainage. 15 hectares made of clay and limestone.
Winemaking
Sustainable agriculture practices - Pruning in double Guyot. Leaf-stripping and traditional winemaking. Cold Maceration during 24 hours minimum- Natural yeasts. Fermentation in stainless steel thermo-regulated vats. 12 months ageing. 60% new barrels and 40% old barrels .
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201892 James Suckling
201891 Decanter
Previous rating
201690 VINOUS
92
2018
This is very ripe, leaning toward the jammy side, with plums and currants. But it comes out really nicely. It’s full-bodied and layered with rich fruit and tannins. Nicely done. Needs two or three years to come together. Best after 2023.
James Suckling
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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