Bordeaux Red, Chateau Haut Batailley Pauillac GCC 5eme Cru 2003 (375ml)

Product Number: 12-82002

Availability: Sufficient




Grape 65%Cabernet Sauvignon ; 25%Merlot ; 10%Cabernet Franc
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 87-89/100 An undeniably sexy, seductive style of wine with low acidity, plenty of plump, ripe cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with a hint of tobacco smoke and earth, this wine has a dense ruby/plum color in a soft style that begs for consumption over the next 10-14 years. WS 90/100 Black licorice and blackberry aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, fine tannins and a silky finish. Best after 2007. NM 90/100 The 2003 Haut-Batailley has a decent cedar infused bouquet with dried herbs and a scent of warm bricks. Touches of mint develop with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. This is very classic in style and nicely focused; adorned with a fresh, understated graphite infused finish. Both under blind and non-blind conditions, the 2003 is the one year where I would head for Haut-Batailley over Grand Puy Lacoste. Tasted March 2013. Other Critic Score Wine Enthusiast 89 /100 Stephen Tanzer 88 /100 Decanter 86 /100 2007+ Jancis Robinson 16 /20 2010 to 2016
Rating RP:87-89 WS:90 WE:89
Size 1x375ml



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