Chateau Haut-Batailley 2017

 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)
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A superb Pauillac from a great 2017 vintage

Although a year with challenges, the Chateau Haut-Batailley 2017 is a superb vintage for 2017.

A top ranked estate of the Official Classification of 1855, Chateau Haut-Batailley is one of the emblems of the famous Pauillac appellation in the Bordeaux region. The estate has always produced one of the best wines in the Medoc, which consistently show high quality.

Climate difficulties marked the 2017 vintage. The vineyard of Chateau Haut-Batailley was put to the test with water stress and heat due to the late spring temperatures that lasted until the beginning of summer. However, the estate escaped the disastrous frost at the end of April. The thermal amplitude at the end of August made it possible for the berries to reach optimal phenolic ripeness. Loaded with anthocyanins, the berries had favourable skin pigmentation. The harvest began early on September 14 with the Merlot and then it moved on to the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon (66%) dominates the blend with a compliment of Merlot (34%), and the 2017 vintage shows great promise for Chateau Haut-Batailley. The wine is a beautifully brilliant color with garnet reflections. The fruit is pure and intense with lovely toasty notes along with hints of forest floor. On the palate, there is a seductive expressiveness that reveals a superb texture. The supple mouthfeel with its delicate tannins leaves a harmonious sensation that extends to the finish. Everything about this Pauillac is grand from its superb drinkability even in its brightful youth to its long aging potential.

Parker : 88-90 / 100
Wine Spectator : 89-92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Haut Batailley was just purchased in 2017 by Famille JM Cazes (owners of Château Lynch Bages). A barrel sample blended of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Haut Batailley features classic cassis and cigar box notes with nuances of kirsch, pencil shavings, bay leaves and dusty soil. Medium-bodied, the palate has firm, ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness lifting the delicate red and black fruit flavors through an earthy finish.
BordeauxPauillac
Country
France

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
94-95

Vinous - A. Galloni
91-94

Wine Spectator
89-92

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Dessert wine
No

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Haut-Batailley

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
88-90

Allergens
Contains sulfites