2010 Haut Batailley Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • NM 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 93
  • JL 92
  • WA 90

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NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
The Haut-Batailley '10 is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. It has what you might describe as a very "natural" bouquet with wild blackberry raspberry just a touch of pencil lead and wet limestone. Not an... The Haut-Batailley '10 is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. It has what you might describe as a very "natural" bouquet with wild blackberry raspberry just a touch of pencil lead and wet limestone. Not an intense nose but very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with very precise tannins good acidity just a little hardness at the front-palate but this will soften. The backbone is very impressive the finish very masculine classic the Cabernet Sauvignon dominating and imparting great purity and expression of terroir. Superb. As always one of Pauillac's over-looked gems. Drink 2017-2040.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
An impressive intensity of fruit here with blueberries and lemon character. Full and very well-integrated with ultra-fine tannins and a long long finish. Better than 2000?
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This is ripe with a lovely beam of cassis and blackberry well-harnessed by seamless acidity. The rounded enticing finish has a dash of toasty vanilla that's well-embedded. -J.M.
JL 92
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc the Borie family produced a wine that offers spicy cassis aromas depth of flavor and a finish of ripe black and red fruits.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: This is always the most St.-Julien-like of the Pauillacs (although occasionally Pichon-Lalande possesses a suave St.-Julian character and less power than many Pauillacs). The dark ruby/purple-hued 2010 reveals sweet... 2010: This is always the most St.-Julien-like of the Pauillacs (although occasionally Pichon-Lalande possesses a suave St.-Julian character and less power than many Pauillacs). The dark ruby/purple-hued 2010 reveals sweet aromas of red and black currants cedar and spicy background oak. It is an attractive elegant mid-weight wine with polished tannins as well as a restrained style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
JJB 94
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
78% cabernet sauvignon 19% merlot 1% cabernet franc 2% petit verdot. Chateau Batailley has 40 year old vines planted to 58 hectares. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels. A pretty nose of cherry cassis and licorice leads... 78% cabernet sauvignon 19% merlot 1% cabernet franc 2% petit verdot. Chateau Batailley has 40 year old vines planted to 58 hectares. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels. A pretty nose of cherry cassis and licorice leads into a palate that is very silky with well integrated tannin structure and good acidity. Medium bodied this is a delicious and softer style 2010 Pauillac. Enjoy in 5 years and over following 20.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2010

Label

Chateau Haut-Batailley is a Bordeaux blend dominated by a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are hand-harvested and carefully sorted both before and after de-stemming.

Prior to fermentation, the grapes undergo a long, cool maceration of three weeks. When fermentation is complete, the wines age from 16 to 18 month in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new.

Winery

Haut Batailley

Chateau Haut-Batailley is a Left Bank Bordeaux wine property that was originally part of Chateau Batailley, a Fifth Growth in the 1855 Classification. Jointly owned by Francis and Marcel Borie, they divided the estate between them in 1942.

Marcel took the Batailley half, including the chateau. The smaller part went to Francis who purchased additional vineyard land from Chateau Duhart-Milon to increase the size of his Haut Batailley vineyards. Now managed by Francois-Xavier Borie, Chateau Haut-Batailley is part of the Borie family of estates that includes Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou and Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste.

The 22 hectares of Chateau Haut-Batailley are on a gently sloping outcrop at the southern edge of Pauillac. They are planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc on exceptional soils of deep gravel and alluvial stones. This ensures excellent drainage of rainwater and encourages deep roots. The average age of the vines is 35 years old.

In 2005, Francois-Xavier Borie began a major program of construction, building a modern vat house, new harvest facilities and a bottling room, all in harmony with the pre-existing decor.