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Chateau Haut Batailley, Pauillac, Bordeaux, Fifth Growth, wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Haut Batailley has been a family affair for most the 20th century. The Bordeaux wine producing chateau and its property was divided between the Borie brothers Marcel and François in 1942. François was able to enlarge the size of his Haut Batailley vineyards due to the purchase of additional vines from Chateau Duhart-Milon in 1951.

In 1953, after Francois passed away, his daughter Françoise de Brest-Borie inherited Haut Batailley. She asked her brother Jean-Eugene Borie to manage the estate for the family. Following in his fathers footsteps, his son François-Xavier Borie took charge. Along with the help of his daughter Emeline, they continue to manage the Bordeaux wine property today. In 2006, Francois Xavier Borie began a renovation and modernization of the wine making facilities and cellars. This allowed Chateau Haut Batailley to begin doing parcel by parcel vinification.

Chateau Haut Batailley is the smaller sibling of neighboring Batailley. The Chateau is run by the Francois Xavier Borie Family who also own Chateau  Grand Puy Lacoste. Emeliene Borie continues taking on more responsibilities in managing the estate.

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The 22 hectare Bordeaux vineyard of Haut Batailley is located in the southern end of Pauillac. The vineyard is planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The production is traditional. After destemming, the fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. Haut Batailley is aged for up to 20 months in 40% new French oak barrels. There is a second wine, La Tour L’Aspic. The name of the second wine was inspired by a white tower located on the property that was created in 1875. The top of the tower features a statue of the Virgin Mary in French to “un aspic” which gave the wine the name of La Tour L’Aspic.

On average, the production is close to 9,500 cases of Bordeaux wine per year of Haut Batailley.   

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. With crunchy cassis, thyme, spice and coffee bean scents, the wine is crisp, bright and spicy, finishing with a light red berry note. Blending 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, the wine reached 13.2 alcohol. From yields of 31 hectoliters per hectare, the Grand Vin represents 50% of the crop. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot make up the blend. The wine will be aged in 60% new French oak barrels. Smoke, licorice and cassis notes open to a medium-bodied, black cherry-filled wine with some dryness in the finish. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. Blending 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 28% Merlot, the wine will be aged in 60% new oak. Cedar wood, crème de cassis, green forest scents, medium bodied with light textures and a bright cassis finish. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. Haut Batailey From 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Borie family produced a wine that offers spicy cassis aromas, depth of flavor and a finish of ripe black and red fruits. 90-92 Pts

      91 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. 2009 Haut Batailey is light ruby. Notes of black berry and cedar notes define the perfume. Medium bodied, with a short, albeit ripe, cassis finish. 87/89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. 08 Château Haut Batailley shows cassis and tobacco on the nose. This is a medium bodied, elegantly styled wine that finishes with light, back fruit notes. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  7. 2006 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. Medium bodied, but not quite light, this young, tannic Pauillac serves up fresh blackberry, cranberry, tobacco and spice. From a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, this elegantly styled wine will be better with additional age. integrated, but it should not be approached for several years. Tasted January 2010.

      90 points - Tasted
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  8. 2005 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. With aromas of cassis, tobacco, blackberry and earth, this medium/full bodied wine is already starting to show well. Made in a lighter, bright, finesse style, the wine ends with juicy black and red plums in the finish.

      89 points - Tasted
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  9. 2004 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. Barnyard, tobacco, mushroom and cassis aromas, this medium bodied Pauillac ends with a short, cassis filled finish with hints of green flavors.

      86 points - Tasted
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  10. 2003 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. Completely mature sending out a nose of tobacco, cedar chest, forest floor and blackberry notes. Soft in texture, with a nice cassis filled finish, there is no reason to hold this any longer.

      88 points - Tasted
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  11. 2000 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. With soft, round textures and no hard edges, this charming, medium/bodied Bordeaux wine offers tobacco, red and black fruit, forest floor and earthy notes. This is close to fully mature and displays good Pauillac character in the spice and cassis and plum filled finish. I'd drink this fairly priced wine over the next decade.

      90 points - Tasted
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  12. 1990 Château Haut-Batailley

    1. This correct, lighter style of classic Pauillac is past full maturity and requires drinking before it cassis and tobacco charm completely fades away.

      85 points - Tasted
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