This 2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley is, just like its vineyard, 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot.
Created from the prestigious terroir in Pauillac, this vintage offers a ruby-tinted bright red colour. Its bouquet reveals intense black fruit notes than emphasises the character of the well-ripened grapes, still with good freshness. On the palate, the 2015 Chateau Haut Batailley offers completely mature seductive tannins that improve the persistence and balance of the fruits. The whole is charming and elegant. The 2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley is very harmonious, balanced, complex and distinguished.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Haut Batailley is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, matured in 60% new oak. It was picked between 21 September until 2 October. It is a level up from the 2015 Lacoste Borie with much more fruit intensity: blackberry, boysenberry, tobacco and cedar aromas. It gathers momentum in the glass and develops a subtle mint accent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, lithe tannin, very well balanced with just a slight tinniness that will disappear by the time in bottle. I love the pencil shaving sprinkled over the aftertaste here. With very good substance and impressive length, this is a classic Pauillac that I suspect will offer 25 or 30 years of pleasure.