A wine with extremely integrated fruit-tannin balance, with berry, currant and mineral character. It's so polished and pretty. Full body, juicy fruit and a fresh finish. Needs five to six years of age to soften.
89 pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate :
Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. The 2011 Haut Batailley has an open and expressive bouquet with blackberry and crushed stone--not as vibrant or displaying the same contrast as the 2012, but that powdered stone develops nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and satisfying fruit concentration. This is a more elegant Haut-Batailley, without the weight and concentration of the previous two vintages, but offering finesse and composure on the finish. You could actually drink this now, but it will give another 15-18 years of pleasure. Tasted July 2016.