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2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley

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2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley from Chateau Haut-Batailley, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the noble terroir of Pauillac, amidst Bordelais giants, the 2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley from Chateau Haut-Batailley makes a sophisticated entrance. Bearing the hallmarks of a classic Pauillac, this vintage sits comfortably among its prestigious peers, yet it boasts an individuality that speaks to the attentive oenology and unique conditions of its birth year.

 

2016's Vintage Distinction: Defining Pauillac Elegance

The year 2016 was lauded for its near-idyllic conditions: a tempered summer followed by an impeccable late growing season coaxed out the best in Bordeaux’s cabernet sauvignon-led blends. At Chateau Haut-Batailley, these climatic nuances translated into a symphony of structure and balance that is rarely achieved with such grace.

This vintage exhibits a rich tapestry of deep fruit profiles - the cassis and plum one longs for in a Pauillac are there in abundance, cushioned by sinewy tannins and a spine of acidity that promises glorious aging potential. Subtle hints of graphite and cedar weave through the olfactory narrative, an ode to the well-drained gravel soils that characterise the esteemed region.

 

A Treasured Investment: The 2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley

For the astute wine investor seeking to broaden a portfolio with collectible vintages that epitomise their appellations, the 2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley is a paragon. Its composure and depth sit poised to flourish further with time, making it a bottle to acquire with assurance for future pleasure as well as profit.

Aware as ever of market dynamics and collector inclinations, I perceive this particular vintage from Chateau Haut-Batailley as one destined for reverence. The 2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley is not merely another fine Pauillac; it narrates the story of a superior harvest where nature's elements and human prowess collided to create something truly remarkable.

In summary, savouring or investing in the 2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley opens doors to a chapter in your oenophilic journey that's defined by Bordeaux's climatic magic and viticultural excellence. This wine encapsulates all that one covets in a Pauillac - power harmonised with poise - making it an unmissable addition for those who recognise the distinction of vintages amid nature's bounty.

Current market price

$460.00

12x75cl

Highest score

17

POP score

N/A

Scores and tasting notes

17+

Lifted, sweet and very Pauillac on the nose. Thick and sweet on the palate though – rather different from the nose. Pretty sharp on the palate with some overtones of the right bank even though the nose is pure Pauillac. Quite a dramatic play, this wine! Drama in spades. 

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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