2004 - Ch Haut-Batailley 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Batailley
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2022
Case size
6x150cl
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2004 CH HAUT-BATAILLEY 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Batailley
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2022
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £572.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2005,
    Score: -

    There is no doubt that Francois Xavier Borie's wines are some of the most exciting in Pauillac. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot this is a lovely Haut Batailley. Bursting with rich, dark fruit and with very ripe tannin for the vintage. Highly recommended. Drink 2011-2022

  • NM

    Neal Martin, June 2017,
    Score: 86/100

    Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2004 Haut Batailley was very closed on the nose and I actually prefer the 2003 in terms of personality. It reluctantly offers tarry black fruit, smoke and tobacco but it feels quite pinched. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, nicely balanced and though not a complex Pauillac, there is a slightly meatiness on the finish as its moves into secondary flavors that partly compensates for the meanness of the aromatics. Perhaps another couple of years in bottle might help. That said, instincts tell me that the best years might already be behind it. Tasted July 2016. Neal Martin Score 86/100 Drink Dates 2017 - 2025

  • RP

    Robert Parker, June 2007,
    Score: 88

    A charming, silky-styled offering, the 2004 Haut-Batailley, while somewhat superficial, is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years. Its dark ruby color is accompanied by sweet aromas of cranberry jam, cherries, and black currants. Ripe tannin, low acidity, and a light, silky finish result in a charming, seductive Pauillac.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
    Score: 16.5

    Wild blackcurrant flavours on the nose. Not subtle, very raw acidity but fine tannins from Xavier Borie. Honest and rude with health. Not the most concentrated wine, sweet rather than savoury, but round and without aggressive tannins. Well made. A sort of pastiche Pauillac. Drink 2012-2020

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Producer

Château Haut-Batailley

Château Haut-Batailley was bought by Jean-Charles Cazes of Ch Lynch Bages in 2017 from François-Xavier Borie. It has one of the highest vine densities in Bordeaux at 10,000 vines per hectare, and holds a superb location, neighbouring Chx Lynch Bages, Latour and Pichon Lalande.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.