Located in the very south of the Pauillac the wines of Haut-Batailley are a more elegant and gentler than Batailley and display more fruits. Now ownd by the Cazes family who also own Ch. Lynch-Bages, the wines from this estate are always getting better.
Aromas of blueberry and hazelnut with hints of cedar wood, spice box and licorice. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a juicy finish.
Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2010 Haut Batailley is beginning to reach the potential I enthused about when I first tasted this from barrel. Much like the 2009 Haut-Batailley, it has a very expressive bouquet that needs a lot of coaxing from the glass. And like many 2010s it is a broody bugger, stubborn and obdurate but when you get to the palate...this is where the action is! This is where the quality positively shines through with very fine tannin: extremely pure fruit, a judicious touch of spice and a long and tender finish that is seamless. It needs 8-10 years for those aromatics to open but judging by the quality of the palate, it will be worth the wait.- 92 pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate