Haut Batailley 2006 (OWC 12)
Price: $380 / bottle
|Classification:||5eme Grand Cru Classe|
|Minimum order:||12 bottles|
By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate in 2017 (WA91)
Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2006 Haut Batailley is a wine that I have always appreciated and at ten years of age, I have no reason to change that view. It has a such a lively and vivacious bouquet, especially when compared to the sultrier (if ultimately superior 2005 Haut-Batailley). The palate is underpinned by very fine tannin, the acidity quite noticeable but simply lending freshness and tension. There is a sense of this being a Pauillac that is tightly coiled and there is a lot of energy on the finish. This is a great success for the vintage, but if you can wait another couple of years, it should manifest more intriguing secondary notes and turn into a more interesting Pauillac. Tasted July 2016.
Drink Date 2018 – 2035
By Jancis Robinson in 2007 (JR17.5/20)
Very deep crimson right out to the rim. Very delicate and singing dark red fruit. Not big but quite excessively juicy. Sweet and round with the tannins in very good balance. Crunchy juicy fruit. Well done! Really lively. Not for the very long term and a little fade on the finish but terribly pretty. Beware the drinking dates – to be read with the score. If one were cruel one would call it Pauillac Lite but it should certainly be a pleasure to drink. Well restrained.