Château Haut-Batailley Grand Cru
Grand Cru Classé in 1855
The 5th Grand Cru Classé from the domaine that produces elegant, fine and balanced wines. Dense, firm, perfect balance. Straightforward wine that develops aromas of blackcurrant and cedar. This vintage is ideal to be consumed from this year or kept up to 18 years.
AOC (controlled designation of origin)
from Wine Advocate (Neal Martine 2017): The 2014 Haut Batailley has a very subtle bouquet, one that bided its time in the glass and then unfolded with scents of blackberry, briary, pencil box and light graphite scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, moderate weight, classic and perhaps conservative in style. Yet the harmony is just wonderful and it slips down the throat almost too easily [...].
To pair with game, red meats, guinea fowl, beef fillet with duck foie gras, porcini mushrooms, or a cheese platter.
70% Cabernet sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc
Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels
Aging potential: 3-18 years
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
Alcohol content: 13.5%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.