Château Haut-Batailley Pauillac 2010 Red Bordeaux, $65.74-$71.99, 91 points, appeared nearly black at the core, trending opaque purple/red toward the clear rim and heavily draped glass wall.
Toasty black currant and perfume were the dominant smells.
Full lusciously bodied with good acidity and manageable, but persistent tannin carried rich flavors of black currant, hints of coffee with violets and other flowery perfume notes (a tad too much for me) that masked other fruit flavors.
Finished on a trailing palate with hints of the 13.5% alcohol and spice notes.
I'm not going to make this a recommend Bordeaux, because the QPR just isn't there for me, but if you like floral red wines, you might have a different opinion.
Varietals are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc.
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