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

Château Haut Batailley, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2021


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2021

6x75cl

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£295.22



Château Haut Batailley, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2021

2021

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Haut Batailley, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2021

70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. The Cazes family has made considerable progress with Haut Batailley and we're beginning to see its new identity. Suggestions of black raspberries and fragrant cassis. Energetic, with a certain crunch and intensity, the palate has a bright core of bittersweet dark fruit framed by ripe, brisk tannins. There’s a sumptuous touch to the fruit, good poise, and a refreshing sapidity.

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Keep
ABV:
13.2%
91/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Some angularity to the tannins, this goes longer on extraction than the 2020 Verso, as you would expect, but it comes up against the vintage character. Earth, raspberry leaf and smoked earth, plenty of savoury Cabernet, crayon and pencil lead, savoury and fragrant. 70% new oak. 40ha of vines from this vintage, after extra planting of the vineyard. Cool climate character. 70% new oak for ageing. Julien Galland technical director, 35hl/h yield.
Date Reviewed:
04/2024
87-89/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the 2021 Haut-Batailley is deep garnet-purple in color. It springs from the glass with blackcurrant jelly, plum preserves, and cedar notes plus wafts of underbrush and black pepper. Light to medium-bodied, the palate delivers chewy tannins with a lively backbone to support the pepper-laced black fruits, finishing long and savory.
Date Reviewed:
05/2022
92/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

Bottled at the end of May, the 2021 Haut-Batailley has a well-defined bouquet with briny, seaweed-infused black fruit, certainly demonstrating more concentration and cohesion compared to the Verso at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. Fresh and focused, touches of cassis infuse the black fruit with impressive grip, classic in style with a sapid, black olive-tinged finish. Very fine.
Date Reviewed:
02/2024

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Château Haut Batailley

Château Haut Batailley

Haut-Batailley is a 5ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Pauillac.

The great vineyard of Batailley was acquired in the 30s by the Borie Family and was split in the 40s as follow: Chateau Batailley and Chateau Haut-Batailley. Both of these vineyards in Pauillac were included in the 1855 Medoc Classification.

The particularity of its Terroir is from its location in the south of Pauillac, bordering the Saint Julien Appellation. We can feel the influence of this neighborhood, which gives grace, charm, and delicacy, synonymous of feminity unusual in Pauillac wines. This harmonious complexity gives a beautiful character and lot of personality to the wine.

Today, in order to improve the quality of the vinification and ageing of the wine, the Borie Family got involved in a large program of investment with the construction of a new cellar, a new vat room and a general renovation of the old buildings. These achievements enable to improve the techniques for producing great wines, in the same way as the other ones managed by François-Xavier Borie.

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