42. Château Haut-Batailley

Right Bank, St Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2009Left Bank, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 2010
  • £89.00
Intense black fruits from fully ripened grapes, complemented by a delicious freshness. Precise, balanced, and beautiful. (Walter Hicks) This Grand Cru Classé, estate is run by the Borie family who also own Ducru-Beaucaillou and Grand-Puy-Lacoste. Batailley is 22 hectares, planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% merlot and 10% Cabernet France, Average Critics’ score is 92 pts. James Suckling gave it 94 pts. (Rupert Brendon) (C) 13.5% vol