Some may think it too warm to enjoy a red wine from Bordeaux under the sunlight, but I say balderdash, especially when you are partaking in a deeply smooth red blend such as Le Parde de Haut-Bailly 2009, from Chateau Haut-Bailly.

Chateau Haut-Bailly takes great pride in their terroir respecting wine making processes, and gives credit to the soil in the production of their prize vintages:

If great wine results from a harmonious relationship between man, the vine, and nature, the most subtle of these three elements is the soil.

On colour, Le Parde de Haut Bailly 2009 holds a deep ruby red hue. On the nose, scents of peppers, cherry and anise are present. On the palate, tastes of currant, vanilla, bell-pepper and fantastically tempered tannins are noted.

Le Parde de Haut-Bailly saw its first vintage in 1967 and though the wine has gone through a few name changes, its delicate yet unmistakable style remains.  This was a truly enjoyable vintage and refined showing from Chateau Haut-Bailly!

This wine retails at the LCBO for $35.75

We gave this wine a score of 4.75 out of 5