Château Haut Batailley Pauillac 2009Regular price €69.00
Generous currant aromas and then fine dense, complex fruit woven through with high tannins and a precise minerality. This is a wine that will age successfully into the 2030s, but is already good to drink.
Dense red, good leafy blackcurrant nose, good broad plummy fruit, smooth texture attractive leathery spice and good length. (Steven Spurrier, Decanter April 2010)
The finest Batailley I have had in many years, the dense purple-colored 2009 exhibits a boatload of tannin as well as sweet, caramelized, black currant fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, cedarwood and smoke, a full-bodied mouthfeel and the aforementioned high, but sweet, well-integrated tannin displaying no jaggedness. Batailley often requires considerable patience as it can be one of the longest-lived Pauillacs. Atypically for Batailley, the 2009 should be ready to drink in 5-7 years and keep for three decades. (Robert Parker, Wine Advocate February 2012)
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc|