Château Haut-Batailley Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2005

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Medium-deep color. Aromas of black currant, licorice and exotic spices. Dense, sweet and creamy, with notes of dark chocolate and jammy berries. Li... Read more

Attractive chocolate, berry and currant aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with medium fine tannins and a pretty berry, choc... Read more

A dark ruby color is followed by a spicy, moderately tannic, well-concentrated, elegant wine reveals some tannin, but much more fruit than in the p... Read more

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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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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

A dark ruby color is followed by a spicy, moderately tannic, well-concentrated, elegant wine reveals some tannin, but much more fruit than in the past. It should be drunk between 2000-2008.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This Pauillac, which tends to behave like a hypothetical blend of St.-Julien and Pauillac, has turned out what may be the finest Haut-Batailley ever made. The deep ruby/purple-colored 2000 offers sweet aromas of cassis, cedar, tobacco, and spice box. Dense, fat, chewy, and seductive, with low acidity, ripe tannin, and abundant fruit, this sexy effort will drink well for 12-15 years.


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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
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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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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