2015 Château Haut-Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

Critic score
92.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
5 available
£41.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2028
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Château Haut-Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

Bright limpid crimson. Quite tense and exciting spiciness on the nose. Rich and ripe. Quite forward but good savoury undertow. Lots of energy. Dry but not drying end. A good effort! Nothing forced.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
17/20
Decanter (April 2016)
91/100

A wine of class, pedigree and nuance, the 2015 Haut-Batailley is superb. Beams of supporting tannin give the dark purplish flavors striking energy and cut. Graphite, smoke, violet, mint, dark cherry and plum notes continue to open up in the glass. Haut-Batailley is a Pauillac with distinct Saint-Julien leanings, and that is exactly what comes across here. It is also one of the overachievers of the year. The 2015 was impressive each and every time I saw it. Tasted five times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2016)
92—95/100

The 2015 Haut Batailley is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, matured in 60% new oak. It was picked between 21 September until 2 October. It is a level up from the 2015 Lacoste Borie with much more fruit intensity: blackberry, boysenberry, tobacco and cedar aromas. It gathers momentum in the glass and develops a subtle mint accent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, lithe tannin, very well balanced with just a slight tinniness that will disappear by the time in bottle. I love the pencil shaving sprinkled over the aftertaste here. With very good substance and impressive length, this is a classic Pauillac that I suspect will offer 25 or 30 years of pleasure.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April 2016)
92—94/100

Racy and balanced red with black currant, plum and berry aromas and flavors. Full body, soft and silky tannins, Elegant.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2016)
92—93/100