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Haut Batailley 2011

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2011Haut BatailleyBT97 \ 0 1164350.001289 NM116438.88888889.0089.00Haut Batailley0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2011 Haut Batailley has an open and expressive bouquet with blackberry and crushed stone—not as vibrant or displaying the same contrast as the 2012, but that powdered stone develops nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and satisfying fruit concentration. This is a more elegant Haut-Batailley, without the weight and concentration of the previous two vintages, but offering finesse and composure on the finish. You could actually drink this now, but it will give another 15-18 years of pleasure. Tasted July 2016.
Drink Date 2018 - 2035

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017

72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, matured in 60% new oak. Bright ruby in the glass with a cool and mineral nose of cherries, camphor and cedar - lovely accents of maturity come through to add some savoury depth. The palate is crunchy and bright in plummy fruit. Good density and drive, with fresh acids lifting the darker, spicier notes at the core. This is a perfectly proportioned wine with quintessential Medocain restraint. It is compact, harmonious and long on the finish. Drink now or over the next 10 years.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, September 2020

Well-expressed, almost crunchy, fruit, clear and refreshing flavours, a charmingly elegant Pauillac. Drink 2015-2025.

Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2012

Tasted blind. Very juicy. Not really classic Pauillac. But a fine drink with good balance! Long. 2020 – 2032

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (66), January 2016
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