2009 Ch Haut-Batailley 5ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Batailley
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2019 - 2040
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2009 - Ch Haut-Batailley 5ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Batailley
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2019 - 2040
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £626.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £495.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2010, Score: 91-93

    A delicious Haut Batailley that delivers gentle notes of red and black liquorice, sweet red cherries and roasted spice. Its palate is a balance of flesh and grip while its appealing tender fruit turns firm on the finish, suggesting this will have some longevity

  • Neal Martin, March 2019, Score: 94

    The 2009 Haut-Batailley is statesmanlike and beautifully defined on the nose with mineral-rich black fruit, Cuban cigar and mint aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, clean and precise yet unequivocally backward and almost surly towards the grippy, saline, mineral-driven finish. This is an outstanding Pauillac in 2009 and undoubtedly this is the best bottle that I have encountered. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.

  • Neal Martin, June 2017, Score: 92

    Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2009 Haut Batailley has a much tighter and less expressive bouquet than many 2009s at the moment (in fact, you might think this was a 2010 if served blind!). Fortunately it only takes a few swirls to reveal some gorgeous minerally blackberry, bilberry and crushed limestone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a more structured 2009 Pauillac than others, yet beautifully balanced and with plenty of fruit towards the precise finish. This feels like a very polished Haut-Batailley not in the winery, rather by nature. Tasted July 2016.

  • Robert Parker, February 2012, Score: 89

    As usual, the 2009 Haut-Batailley is a delicate, finesse-styled wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color as well as plenty of sweet black cherry, mulberry and wild mountain berry fruit intermixed with notes of foresty underbrush. Medium-bodied with good purity, sweet tannin and a forward, almost St.-Julien-like personality, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years. Drink: 2012 - 2027

  • Robert Parker, April 2010, Score: 88-90

    Even though Haut-Batailley is usually a finesse-styled Pauillac, the 2009 is somewhat light for the vintage. However, it exhibits lovely, round, berry fruit, a hint of loamy soil, medium body, soft tannins, and a pretty, elegant style. It should drink nicely for 15+ years. Drink: 2010 - 2025

  • Decanter, April 2010, Score: 17.5

    Dense red, big smoky cassis Cabernet Sauvignon nose, has seductive charm, great length and firm finish, a lovely wine. Drink 2015-25.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2010, Score: 17.5

    78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Very dark crimson. Serious nose. Then splendid breadth. Minerals and bright fruit. Really appetising. Racy. Lots of energy. Lovely stuff. 13.5%

  • Wine Spectator, April 2010, Score: 90-93

    Sweet berry, with currant and mint on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, yet reserved and silky. Lovely finish.

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.