Château Haut-Batailley Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2005

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Proprietor Xavier Borie has turned out a beautiful silky-textured Pauillac revealing classic creme de cassis, licorice, and tar-like characteristic... Read more

Offers a beautiful nose of crushed blackberry and cherry, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with a lovely balance of silky, caressing tannins and... Read more

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 ... Read more

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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

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: 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: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Scents of dried leather and black tea emerge from eh spicy berry fruit, then the wine shifts to a mineral, graphite finish of tannin. It's not gripping or powerful, just an appealing wine for short-term cellaring.


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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.


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

Attractive chocolate, berry and currant aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with medium fine tannins and a pretty berry, chocolate aftertaste. Seriously good value. Best wine from this estate in decades. Best after 2009.


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

Fresh and vivid red, with floral and berry character throughout. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a focused, clean aftertaste. A fine Claret. Best after 2004.


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11/19/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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