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2020 Chateau Haut-Batailley

By Chateau Haut-Batailley

The 2020 Chateau Haut-Batailley from Chateau Haut-Batailley, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Encapsulating the essence of the esteemed Pauillac region, the 2020 Chateau Haut-Batailley from Chateau Haut-Batailley presents as an articulate ode to a vintage granted to us by generous climatic comportment. This particular incarnation boasts an equilibrium of characteristics that could only be sculpted in the hands of a master vigneron upon the tapestry that was the year 2020.

 

Investment Merit and Sensorial Delight

Exhibiting a finesse that finely balances both power and elegance, the 2020 Chateau Haut-Batailley secures its position amongst discerning investors' portfolios. Astute connoisseurs can anticipate appreciation not solely of monetary value but of the sensory euphoria that attends each uncorking. In this vintage, the estate’s depth of experience intertwines with Mother Nature's munificence, resulting in a wine with ramifications for both palate pleasure and investment prudence.

 

Defining Attributes of the Ephemeral

The growing season of 2020 set itself apart with moderate unpredictability; a challenge deftly parlayed into triumph by Chateau Haut-Batailley. This terroir-driven exemplar owes much to temperate spring frosts followed by a providential summer satiating the vines without overbearance. The nose heralds dark fruits with classic Cabernet-driven graphite nuances, while on the palate, layers unroll revealing succulent blackberries ensconced within structured tannins—a signature of Pauillac provenance.

The elegance is undeniable, almost paradoxically so given its nascent boldness—attributes that suggest immense potential longevity. The subtle oak integration paints vanilla strokes across a canvas already rich with fruit and minerality, forecasting a splendid evolution for those patient enough to cellar.

For investors seeking impeccability in form at its birth as well as promise in the future evolution, one need not look further than the 2020 vintage from this venerated establishment. To sip upon this Chateau Haut-Batailley creation is to inherently understand its intrinsic merit—both enigmatic and palpable in equal measure.

In summary, it behoves one to consider deeply this luminary expression—the 2020 Chateau Haut-Batailley from Chateau Haut-Batailley—is not merely a product of its chateau and vintage but rather an exquisite stitch in the rich tapestry that is Bordeaux winemaking. Investment-worthy? Indubitably so—each bottle is pledge to both present joy and future reward.

Current market price

$684.41

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

31.54

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot aging in French oak barriques, 60% new, the 2020 Haut-Batailley weighs in with 13.6% alcohol, a pH of 3.85 and an IPT of 81. Deep purple-black in color, it opens with seducing, beautifully pure notes of blackcurrant jelly, juicy blackberries and warm plums, plus hints of chocolate mint, lilacs and forest floor with a touch of ground cloves. The refreshing, medium-bodied palate gives a great burst of crunchy black berries, framed by finely grained tannins, finishing with a minty lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

Vintage performance