2015 Bordeaux – Grand Puy Lacoste, Haut Batailley and the Smiths

by Charles Lea


This afternoon has brought the releases of our perennial favourite in the sheer deliciousness stakes, 2015 CHÂTEAU HAUT BATAILLEY  as well as its senior stablemate 2015 CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE . Both these were showing well and confirming their places as some of Pauillac’s most gorgeous wines. Haut Batailley has to be seen as a true bargain compared to its neighbour Batailley, and will as usual be drinkable quite young. Yes GPL has taken a price hike, but the quality is there and it is still a relative bargain compared to similarly-rated neighbours.

Three other wines which merited one of our ‘‘ marks in the vintage were also released: over-performing Pomerol 2015 CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD , which has had huge investment by its new owners but sensibly kept its general manager Vincent Priou in charge, and this may be his best-ever wine. Also out are both 2015 CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE and 2015 CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE Blanc . Very limited stock of these two, both of which we loved this year.

As always, you can see everything from #Bdx15 on our Recent Releases page.