2008 - Ch Haut-Batailley 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Batailley
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2016 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
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2008 CH HAUT-BATAILLEY 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Batailley
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2016 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £512.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2009,
    Score: 89-91

    Attractive with notes of violet, cherry and red currant, this 2008 offers a focused silky core with lots of sweet fruit and fine tannins. It finishes on chocolate and roasted coffee. An easy wine to taste but certainly not a light weight. Delicious.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 88

    The finesse-styled 2008 offers sweet berry fruit notes intermixed with notions of herbs, black currants and black cherries. Drink this elegant, mid-weight, silky smooth Pauillac over the next decade. Drink: 2011 - 2021

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2009,
    Score: 88-90

    More similar to a St.-Julien than a Pauillac, the 2008 Haut-Batailley reveals delicious, sensual, black raspberry and black cherry fruit. It does not possess the density or power of other Pauillacs, but it is round, ripe, and seductive with medium body, nicely integrated wood, juicy tannins, and fresh acids. It should drink well for 12+ years. Drink: 2009 - 2021

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2009,
    Score: 16.5

    Mid claret colour. Not terrifically ripe but beautifully balanced. Friendly, lively, transparent. Sweet. Very easy with a certain energy.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2009,
    Score: 87-90

    Perfumed and fresh on the nose, with hints of cherry and currant. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish.

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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.