Marks and reviews
Fifth Grand Cru Classe in the Official Classification of 1855, Chateau Haut-Batailley is a reference among fine Pauillac wines. Its name refers to the word "battle", in memory of the battles that took place on the estate at the end of the Hundred Years' War in the 15th century.
Since 2017, Chateau Haut-Batailley has been run by the Cazes family, who continue the Borie family's legacy which started in 1930 and perpetuate the style and quality of this essential Medoc wine, situated on the left bank of the Bordeaux region.
The terroir of Chateau Haut-Batailley spreads across 40 hectares of vines, 22 of which are under production. The vines are 35 years old on average and are planted on soils composed of deep gravel.
Throughout the growing season, 2015 was a year marked by very promising weather conditions. While the heavy rainfall in winter replenished the water reserves, the mild weather favored an early and even budburst. The high temperatures in April were offset by cool nights, all contributing to ideal weather conditions that ensured the vegetative development. Flowering was rapid and even. June and July were hot and particularly dry. The water reserves built up in the spring were beneficial. A few rainy spells at the end of July accelerated the veraison period. The cooler conditions during August and September refined the ripeness and concentrated the sugar levels, while preserving a pleasant aromatic potential. The harvest was carried out under exceptional weather conditions in a perfectly healthy vineyard.
Vinification and aging
The hand-picked grapes are sorted before and after destemming. Long vatting period (3 weeks). The wine is aged in barrels, 60% of which are new.
Cabernet Sauvignon (72%)
Brilliant, this wine is a beautiful ruby red color.
The nose combines intense black fruit fragrances with a delicious freshness.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s fine tannins, its length and its fruity expression. Perfectly balanced, the palate is elegant and harmonious.