Château Haut Batailley, Paulliac 1989

Bordeaux Wine Locators, Rainer WA.

November 2018

Ruby.  True-to-type, expressed in Paulliac’s trinity of pencil lead, black currant and dried herbs.  The finish is etched and sheet-metal brilliant.  Now – 2024+.

April 2013

Intense, quite youthful ruby red color; only a trace of development at the rim belies its age.  Aloof, concentrated, balanced nose: mineral-edged black and red fruit etched in compressed drawing charcoal.  A diligent poise on the palate, clean and pure, full to medium-full: mulberry, black currant.  Very good grip.  Good class of tannin – they are ripe and quite firm.  Low rendement here: still an element of solidity that will resolve.  A proper Paulliac ‘goût de terroir’.  This will still improve, more charm and generosity still to come forward.  Now – 2024.

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