A sensual red wine from Pauillac
At tasting, a garnet colour can be observed on the Château Haut-Batailley 2006. On the nose, one can detect red fruit fragrances, which provide purity and freshness. On the palate this wine displays fruit aromas, silkiness and a particularly elegant body. The wine shows great generosity thanks to its ripe and seductive tannins. It is a rather complex wine with a beautiful balance and a very sensual finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2006 Haut Batailley is a wine that I have always appreciated and at ten years of age, I have no reason to change that view. It has a such a lively and vivacious bouquet, especially when compared to the sultrier (if ultimately superior 2005 Haut-Batailley). The palate is underpinned by very fine tannin, the acidity quite noticeable but simply lending freshness and tension. There is a sense of this being a Pauillac that is tightly coiled and there is a lot of energy on the finish. This is a great success for the vintage, but if you can wait another couple of years, it should manifest more intriguing secondary notes and turn into a more interesting Pauillac. Tasted July 2016.