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Haut Batailley 2016

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Historically a part of Batailley until the property was split in two in the 1940's. Until recently this Chateau was owned by the Aunt of Grand Puy Lacoste proprietor Xavier Borie who made the wine. The 40 hectare property has 22 hectares of vines (average age 35 years) and these are planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The property was recently sold to the Cazes family of neighbouring Lynch Bages and it will be interesting to see what changes are made here.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2016Haut Batailley New

6 bottle minimum order

BT50 \ 0 600420.001294 NM60046.66666666666794.0094.00Haut Batailley0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Haut-Batailley (...) 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. 2022 - 2042

94
Neal Martin, vinous.com, August 2020

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.

94
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2019

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. 2019 - 2033

92+
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, November 2018

Made by Borie and bottled by Cazes (ownership of this property transferred from the Borie family to the Cazes family in 2017). Never released en primeur.
Tasted blind. First bottle oxidised. Second bottle: Smooth and very polished. Drawing-room wine. Polished to within an inch of its life – very effectively! Attractive stuff for relatively early drinking.
Drink 2025 – 2040

17.5
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2020
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Historically a part of Batailley until the property was split in two in the 1940's. Until recently this Chateau was owned by the Aunt of Grand Puy Lacoste proprietor Xavier Borie who made the wine. The 40 hectare property has 22 hectares of vines (average age 35 years) and these are planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The property was recently sold to the Cazes family of neighbouring Lynch Bages and it will be interesting to see what changes are made here. Due to the changing of ownerhsip just prior to En Primeur tastings, this wine will not be sold En Primeur in 2016, but will not be used to make Lynch Bages.

Farr Vintners, February 2017
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