Haut Batailley 2011

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill


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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

Score: 89Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017

Haut-Batailley always seems to represent a synthesis in style between St.-Julien and Pauillac. The silky 2011 possesses dark red and black fruits, medium body, good purity and texture, and reasonable depth. It is not a big wine, but is a well-made effort to drink over the next 10-15 years.

Score: 88Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (212), May 2014

As always, in 2011, the Haut-Batailley is more seductive and St.-Julien in style than other Pauillacs. Its deep ruby/plum color is followed by soft, savory red and black currant notes, decent acidity and ripe tannin. Drink this mid-weight, ethereal-styled Pauillac over the next decade.

Score: 87/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012

As always, in 2011, the Haut-Batailley is more seductive and St.-Julien in style than other Pauillacs. Its deep ruby/plum color is followed by soft, savory red and black currant notes, decent acidity and ripe tannin. Drink this mid-weight, ethereal-styled Pauillac over the next decade.

Score: 87/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, April 2012

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, the Haut-Batailley has a leathery, earthy bouquet with a pleasant herbaceous edge, a hint of small dark cherries developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy, tertiary, saline entry. There is something agreeably briny at its core with a smooth, understates finish that lacks the length of the 2009 and 2010, but that is to be expected. Classic claret: no more, no less. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 87/89Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012

A wine with extremely integrated fruit-tannin balance, with berry, currant and mineral character. It's so polished and pretty. Full body, juicy fruit and a fresh finish. Needs five to six years of age to soften.

Score: 92James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2014

Very pretty length to this with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Medium to full body, with fine tannins and a fresh acidity.

Score: 91/92James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2012

Somewhat over-shadowed by the same owner's Grand Puy Lacoste, this property always produces classic Pauillac at a reasonable price. 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, maturing in 60% new oak. Intense cassis noted here. Admirable weight and power with good grip and structure. There is plenty of ripe blackcurrant fruit with a nice touch of toasty, oaky spice. Good length, ripeness and balance. A good Haut Batailley and a proper Pauillac.

Score: 15.5+Farr Vintners, March 2012

The black fruited mix on the nose is fresh but the palate profound with rich cassis and black cherry. The layers of flavour give complexity the fruit supported by firm but ripe feeling tannins with the richness of the fruit filling out the back palate.

Score: 90/93Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

Score: 91Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

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

Score: 17Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2012

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