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Haut Batailley 2011

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

The 2011 Haut-Batailley has a backward, loamy, slightly dour nose at first, demanding a lot of encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, quite dense and solid, though it is missing some complexity and tension on the minty finish. But maybe in three or four years time this will mellow and have more to give? Tasted blind at the annual 10-Year-On tasting. 2022 - 2038

Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2022

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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