A vintage of severe climatic contrasts, 2018 took place in two phases. After a particularly mild and wet spring, summer settled in July, bringing plenty of sunshine that lasted until October. The beautiful climatic conditions of summer thus ended any mildew pressure to which the vineyard was subjected during the spring season. The grape harvest began on September 21st and ended on October 8th.
The Grand Vin of the property, the Château Haut-Batailley 2018 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (59%) and Merlot (41%). The vintage was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (60% new oak).
At the tasting, the Château Haut-Batailley 2018 offers an opulent palate, with a great tannic richness and superb concentration, the true imprint of Merlot. The freshness of this vintage highlights the beautiful personality of Cabernet Sauvignon, fully revealed by this exceptional 2018 vintage. A great Pauillac grand vin signed by Château Haut-Batailley.