Iron Gate Auctions
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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 2005
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Bordeaux Red Blend
  • Red
  • FF3251
  • FF3253
Lot 139

2005 Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 3 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$540 - CAD$720

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 3 bottle(s) of 2005 Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $540 - $720 with a reserve of $360. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11483.

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In the consignors words "These wines were purchased by my father. He started collecting wines in the 1980s. In the early days of his wine education, he joined several wine clubs and went to wine tastings and other events. While he enjoyed many types of wines, he honed in on Bordeaux as his favourite, for drinking and collecting. He belonged to the Vancouver chapter of the Commanderie de Bordeaux and Bordeaux made up the bulk of his wine cellar. He enjoyed travelling very much and was able to visit Bordeaux several times and arranged visits to several of the great vineyards featured in his collection. The wines being auctioned were purchased as futures from agents in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The wines were stored since purchase in a custom-built home wine cellar in BC. The wine cellar is a temperature and humidity-controlled room in the basement of a lovely house. Dad bought wines from many vintages and sought out the 2003, 2005, and 2006, thinking of his grandchildren who were born in those years. Dad passed away about 10 years ago. Since he is not around to share with his grandkids, and they are not as appreciative of fine Bordeaux, we hope they will find new owners who will enjoy them as our father would have. "
The wine in this lot has a score of 95 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -The 2005 Haut Bailly is rapidly turning into a glorious wine. You instantly fall in love with the purity on the nose, luscious red cherries, wild strawberry and blueberry. This is still youthful and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a structured opening like many in this vintage. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth, quite tensile and linear and perhaps just tightening up a tad toward the finish. It is biding its time, but it will repay those who cellar this outstanding 2005 for another four or five years.