90-93/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Medium deep colour. Fresh cedar/ elderberry/ spicy plum aromas. Well concentrated sinuous wine with fresh elderberry/ cassis flavours, plentiful brambly dry strangulating tannins. Tannins slick at the finish. Very elemental and powerful, but could develop into something.
91-93/100 Robert Parker Jr. While the elegant, stylish 2011 Haut-Bailly does not possess the density and concentration of the three vintages that preceded it, this is still outstanding wine as well as a tribute to the impeccable work done by proprietor Robert Wilmers and his manager, Veronique Sanders. Classic red and black currant aromas interspersed with notions of wet stones/crushed rocks, tobacco leaf and spice box are followed by a medium-bodied, well-balanced, impressively pure wine built on finesse and understatement. This beauty is capable of drinking well young or over the next 15+ years.
17.5/20 Steven Spurrier, Decanter. Concentrated, slightly spicy and earthy black fruits, fine ripeness and great vineyard expression, tannins are still a bit raw but the rich middle fruit will dominate. Drink 2017-2035