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Specifications

Colour: Red
Producer: Château Haut Batailley
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Haut Batailley, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2016

Tasting Note:

The 2016 Haut-Batailley was tasted from two bottles, the first showing a touch of TCA. The second has an airy and well-defined bouquet of blackberry, graphite and subtle floral aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins and very classic in style, displaying impressive grip. I appreciate the substance toward the finish, and the pencil lead lingering on the aftertaste. This is an outstanding Haut-Batailley. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting. Vinous – NM – 94 points

The blackcurrants and blueberries with violets on the nose are fascinating. Full-bodied and very tightly wound with gorgeous tannins and a linear and bright finish. Needs two to four years to come together. Try after 2023. James Suckling – 94 Points

The 2016 Haut Batailley has a deep garnet-purple color and aromas of baked redcurrants, red plums and cassis with asphalt, fried herbs and earth. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and chewy with an earthy finish. WA – LP-B – 92+ Points

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