Chateau Haut-Batailley 2018

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Chateau Haut-Batailley, Chateau Haut-Batailley, 2018

Tasting Notes Chateau Haut-Batailley 2018

94-95

I can’t remember a Haut-Batailley this tannic, yet the tannins are savory and very ripe with beauty and purity. Full-bodied, chewy tannins and a long and intense finish.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
93

This is a lovely wine from the second vintage under Lynch Bages’ ownership, full of power and poise and controlled precision. It has a slightly unusual blend owing to a greater proportion of Merlot than has been used in previous vintages, but it doesn't suffer in terms of concentration due to the thick skins and structure of the Merlots in 2018, and what you get instead is a creamy, velvety texture through the mid palate. It has lots of tannins but they have the enrobed quality that comes from the higher than usual alcohols, and are extremely seductive. It’s more lightly framed than the Lynch Bages, as it was in 2017, and is enjoyable. 3.61pH. 81IPT.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
92-95

Fresh and driven, opening with a piercing iron note that is quickly met by a core of racy cassis and damson plum flavors. Everything extends nicely through the pure finish.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
92-94

Blended of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot aging in 60% new barriques, the 2018 Haut Batailley is very deep purple-black in color and takes some coaxing to reveal profound notes of dark chocolate, crème de cassis, blueberry pie and anise with waves of raspberry pie, lavender and Indian spices. Full, very tightly would and jam-packed with layers of crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a firm line of ripe, grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long with a mineral hint coming through.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
89-92

The 2018 Haut-Batailley is a powerful, virile Pauillac. Black cherry, lavender, spice, menthol, licorice and chocolate are pushed forward, with tons of Cabernet Sauvignon character in both the wine's flavor and structural profile. This is a decidedly unctuous, powerful style, and the elements still need time to fully come together, especially the oak. The blend is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Chateau Haut-Batailley Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2018 Chateau Haut-Batailley POA 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2017 Chateau Haut-Batailley £448.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2016 Chateau Haut-Batailley POA 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2015 Chateau Haut-Batailley £335.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2014 Chateau Haut-Batailley £320.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2013 Chateau Haut-Batailley £240.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2012 Chateau Haut-Batailley £320.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2011 Chateau Haut-Batailley £315.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2010 Chateau Haut-Batailley £420.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2009 Chateau Haut-Batailley £420.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2008 Chateau Haut-Batailley £420.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2007 Chateau Haut-Batailley £372.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2006 Chateau Haut-Batailley £390.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2005 Chateau Haut-Batailley £540.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2004 Chateau Haut-Batailley £375.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2003 Chateau Haut-Batailley £522.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2002 Chateau Haut-Batailley £415.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2001 Chateau Haut-Batailley £480.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 2000 Chateau Haut-Batailley £640.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1999 Chateau Haut-Batailley £400.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1998 Chateau Haut-Batailley £456.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1997 Chateau Haut-Batailley £424.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1996 Chateau Haut-Batailley £520.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1995 Chateau Haut-Batailley £492.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1990 Chateau Haut-Batailley £600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1989 Chateau Haut-Batailley £695.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1986 Chateau Haut-Batailley £540.00 12x75cl
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1982 Chateau Haut-Batailley £792.00 12x75cl