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2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley

By Chateau Haut-Batailley

2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley from Chateau Haut-Batailley, Pauillac, Bordeaux

As a testament to the resilience and exceptional nature of the Pauillac appellation, the 2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley from Chateau Haut-Batailley presents an articulate tale of the vintage's character. This year was marked by a mild winter and a hot, dry June, paving the way for early flowering. A somewhat tempestuous August gave way to a radiant September, redefining the vintage's destiny with optimal ripening conditions that culminated in wines of profound complexity and balance.

 

The Promise of Excellence from a Veritable Vintage

The prowess of the 2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley lies in its astute manifestation of climatic challenges into a harmonious expression of fruit and structure. The wine showcases a regal confidence with layers of succulent blackcurrant and distinguished tannic presence, evincing maturity without foregoing the vivacious charm typical of Pauillac.

On the palate, this redolent offering surprises with notes of dark cherry and subtle hints of oak, enlivening the taste buds. Its finish is exquisitely long and dignified, with an undercurrent of minerality that perhaps speaks most ardently of its terroir. Indeed, this is a wine that offers not just enjoyment but a comprehensive sensory study into the soul of its birthplace.

 

A Wine Investment Worthy of the Finest Portfolio

In the arena of wine investment, provenance and pedigree are of utmost significance. The 2015 vintage from Chateau Haut-Batailley has earned its place among fine wine aficionados due to its impressive aging potential and dynamic flavour profile, rendering it an essential addition to any discerning investor’s collection.

As it evolves, one can anticipate that the already complex layers will coalesce into a consummate tapestry of Pauillac excellence—a promise made certain by the bond between time-honoured tradition and exceptional terroir at Chateau Haut-Batailley.

Anchored in its prestigious lineage yet distinctly reflective of its vintage's narrative, the 2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley is an intelligible choice for both oenophiles seeking transcendent tasting experiences and investors pursuing wines with appreciable maturation outlooks.

Market price (CAD)

$630.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

29.23

Scores and tasting notes

92-93

Racy and balanced red with black currant, plum and berry aromas and flavors. Full body, soft and silky tannins, Elegant.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com

93

Christel Spinner, the talented oenologist at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, applies her special touch to this wine, too. Sourced from sandier soils, it’s often a little lighter in style, but that’s not the case here. The wine has good grip and structure with stylish, toasty oak for support. Drink: 2020-28

Tim Atkin - timatkin.com

92-94

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.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 27 April 2016

89-92

This has a rather streamlined feel, with notes of red currant preserves, violet and iron all in lock step from start to finish. Shows nice purity.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com

17

72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot. 49 hl/ha. Bright limpid crimson. Quite tense and exciting spiciness on the nose. Rich and ripe. Quite forward but good savoury undertow. Lots of energy. Dry but not drying end. A good effort! Nothing forced.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

Vintage performance