2+2=5: Bordeaux 2021 In Bottle (Feb 2024)

The 2018 Haut-Batailley has a delightful bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry, cedar and light tobacco scents, easily handling the precocity of the growing season. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, a little savory in style and quite focused toward the finish. This is very fine, although I actually err toward the previous vintage.