Haut Batailley 2009
Tasting Notes and Scores
As usual, the 2009 Haut-Batailley is a delicate, finesse-styled wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color as well as plenty of sweet black cherry, mulberry and wild mountain berry fruit intermixed with notes of foresty underbrush. Medium-bodied with good purity, sweet tannin and a forward, almost St.-Julien-like personality, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)
The 2009 Haut-Batailley is statesmanlike and beautifully defined on the nose with mineral-rich black fruit, Cuban cigar and mint aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, clean and precise yet unequivocally backward and almost surly towards the grippy, saline, mineral-driven finish. This is an outstanding Pauillac in 2009 and undoubtedly this is the best bottle that I have encountered. - vinous.com, March 2019
[78CS/20M/2CF] A clear 'pebbly' character and a very nice gentle cassis on the nose - should make a lovely bouquet; beautifully balanced, fairly concentrated (for the Cru) middleweight; an excellent balance of ripe fruit to fresh acidity, and gentle tannin; generous, harmonious, easy, classy expression of HB; long, ripe, gently dense, flowing cassis fruit, with dry MÃƒÂ©doc gravel aromas and fine length. A most complete Haut Batailley. 2014-24