2009 Pauillac 5e Cru Classe from Bordeaux
Chateau Haut-Batailley vineyard is located south-west of Pauillac appellation, and lies on 22 hectares (54.3 acres) Garonne gravel soils. The 2009 vintage is a perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%), Merlot (20%) and Cabernet Franc (2%).
This 5e Cru Classe from Bordeaux reveals deep, dense hue, and lovely scents of lightly spiced and concentrated fruit. The palate offers a lot of finesse, and is elegant, balanced, altogether charming and quite seductive. The 2009 vintage distinctive Haut-Batailley character is even more vibrant.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
As usual, the 2009 Haut-Batailley is a delicate, finesse-styled wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color as well as plenty of sweet black cherry, mulberry and wild mountain berry fruit intermixed with notes of foresty underbrush. Medium-bodied with good purity, sweet tannin and a forward, almost St.-Julien-like personality, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||17|
|Producer/Bottled by||DOMAINES FRANCOIS-XAVIER BORIE 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Classification||5e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 90
- Country : France
- Decanter : 17.5
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc