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Château Haut-Batailley Pauillac 5ème Cru Classé France Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

External Reviews for Château Haut-Batailley Pauillac 5ème Cru Classé France Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A well-toned wine, with ripe fruit. Subtle aromas of black currant, tobacco and cherry. Medium- to full-bodied, with polished tannins and a long, silky-textured finish. Best after 2003.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Medium red-ruby. Ripe, smoky aromas of plum and caramel; this smells opulent! Fat and sweet in the mouth, with a slightly roasted character to the supple plum and leather flavors. In a heavier style than the 2006 but with a reasonably fine-grained texture. Finishes with dusty tannins. I find this less refined than the 2006, but there's more material and ripeness here.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Rich and rounded red in your glass, the 1986 Haut-Batailley explodes off the nose with aromas of sweet plums and a hint of thyme. Flavors of wild cherry, minerals and slate blend softly with the massive Cabernet-dominated nose. What a nice way to dress up a roast leg of lamb. A sleek smoke and tar finish pulls the wine together nicely.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Offers a beautiful nose of crushed blackberry and cherry, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with a lovely balance of silky, caressing tannins and ripe fruit. Very long and minerally, with mint and eucalyptus character. A wonderful wine from this estate. Best after 2014.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Batailley's 1996 is a well-structured, old style Pauillac with a dense ruby/purple color, earthy, cedar-tinged, black currant fruit in the aromatics and flavors, medium body, an excellent mid-palate, good depth, and a moderately tannic, firm, but pure finish. This very good to excellent Batailley will keep for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Proprietor Xavier Borie has turned out a beautiful silky-textured Pauillac revealing classic creme de cassis, licorice, and tar-like characteristics interwoven with cedar and roasted herb notes. Medium-bodied and elegant, it is more St.-Julien-like in personality than Pauillac. But who's complaining? This 2005 will provide lovely drinking in its youth, yet age well for 15 or more years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Medium-deep color. Aromas of black currant, licorice and exotic spices. Dense, sweet and creamy, with notes of dark chocolate and jammy berries. Lively acids give this lovely vinosity. Finishes with lush tannins, sweet oak notes and very good length.


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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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