2009 Haut Batailley


Tasting Notes, Scores and Additional Information

Vintage 2009
Unit of Measure btls
Colour Red
Region Red Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Tax Status IB

Wine Advocate: 89

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 29/02/2012
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.

Even though Haut-Batailley is usually a finesse-styled Pauillac, the 2009 is somewhat light for the vintage. However, it exhibits lovely, round, berry fruit, a hint of loamy soil, medium body, soft tannins, and a pretty, elegant style. It should drink nicely for 15+ years. (Tasted two times.) (88-90)

Neal Martin: 92+

Tasted at Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste. The nose is quite closed at the moment. Good definition, ripe blackfruits, earthy almost clayey at the moment. Whilst the aromatics are a little unsettled after bottling, the palate shows good structure with a slight saline touch on the entry. Chalky tannins, not quite in synch with the fruit at the moment although that will come in time. Good potential, but afford this 3-4 years to coalesce in bottle. Tasted November 2011.
-Wine Journal Jan 2012

Tasted at Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, picked between 26th September until 7th October. This Haut-Batailley has a tight, quite elegant nose, pert black fruits, blackberry leaf, a touch of sous-bois, graphite, a hint of undergrowth. It needs time to expand and blossom in the glass. The palate is very fresh with fine tannins, surfeit with coiled energy, the finish very vibrant, slightly Oriental with faint hints of Hoi Sin and even a touch of yellow plum. Very harmonious on the finish. Excellent; it reminds me of the superb '06. Tasted March 2010.

Michael Schuster: 16

[78CS/20M/2CF] A clear 'pebbly' character and a very nice gentle cassis on the nose - should make a lovely bouquet; beautifully balanced, fairly concentrated (for the Cru) middleweight; an excellent balance of ripe fruit to fresh acidity, and gentle tannin; generous, harmonious, easy, classy expression of HB; long, ripe, gently dense, flowing cassis fruit, with dry Médoc gravel aromas and fine length. A most complete Haut Batailley. 2014-24

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