2005 Château Haut-Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac
On tasting it becomes immediately apparent that Haut-Batailley is
crafted in much the same way as its stable partner, Grand-Puy-Lacoste.
The assemblage is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot –
marginally more Cabernet than the norm.
The aromas here suggest leafy blackcurrant and plum with a fresh
accent. The palate is open with good richness for its level. Mid-weight
with a lovely sense of vibrance and balance. A deft silky texture with
characters of pure dark berry and stone-fruits render this immensely
appealing. The tannins are once more finely-expressed, exuding a
gentle, precise grip. Finely-tuned, cedary and elegant – very much in
keeping with the style of Grand-Puy-Lacoste.
Region & country
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Ready 2013 - 2025