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Chateau Haut Batailley 2005 (NM 92 / RP 90/92)

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Lot size: 3 bottles of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2005 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety:

Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2005 Haut Batailley obviously has a more intense bouquet than the 2004 with blackberry, wild hedgerow and cold gravel scents. It is still quite tight, but there is very fine precision here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe earthy black fruit. It is actually more approachable than I was expecting for a 2005 having loosened its tie in recent years. There is great depth here and fine mineralité, completing what is a classy and sophisticated Pauillac that should repay further bottle age. Chapeau! Tasted July 2016.
Drink Date 2017 - 2035

Score: 92 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017


One of the finest Haut-Batailleys I have tasted in many years, Xavier Borie has ratcheted up the quality at this estate. Always one of the most St.-Julien-like of the Pauillacs, the 2005 exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue, a sweet bouquet of mulberries, black currants, licorice, tar, and flowers, medium to full body, and an elegant, pure personality with a luscious texture as well as a silky finish (atypical for this vintage). Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024.

Score: 90/92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007

Restrained ripeness, very little revealed. On the palate a velvet carpet of fruit and spice, beautifully engaging with silken tannins. Very fine. Drink from 2015. Awarded 5 stars.

Score: 18.5+ Decanter Magazine, Decanter Magazine, July 2008

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These bottles were brought on release and have been kept in a temperature controlled environment. They are in immaculate condition, with the wine fill to the neck, capsule and label in perfect condition. Photos show the original wooden box the wines came from.

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Returns policy: no
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT19, Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: £14.50 parcelforce 48 - the wines will be shipped in safe packing and recommended cardboard wine boxes. If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).
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Cost of delivery: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
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