Chateau Ramage La Batisse 2005 Haut Medoc (Bordeaux)
A finely honed bottle, with eucalyptus and wet stone aromas that edge into black fruit and crème de cassis. Full bodied and velvety, the palate offers fresh red fruit, black tea, and a bracing minerality that finishes like a teacher’s desk: notes of pencil shavings and dark roasted coffee. Drink between 2012 and 2018.
Without a doubt, the finest bottling from this Bordeaux producer since 1989. This Chateau is located just outside of the Paulliac, and is proving to be a rising starlet in the region: the Chateau was upgraded to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in 2003.
About the HAUT-MÉDOC in BORDEAUX
This AOC encompasses the Médoc’s four finest communes—Margaux, St.-Julien, Pauillac, and St.-Estèphe—as well as the less well-known Listrac and Moulis communes. Wines produced outside these six appellations but within the Haut-Médoc are not generally as thrilling, although infinitely superior to those of Médoc. Among these very reliable wines are a few great-value crus classés and many high-quality crus bourgeois, but although Haut-Médoc is a name to look out for on the label of château bottled wines, it counts for little on a generic. RED These dry wines have a generosity of fruit tempered by a firm structure, and are medium to full-bodied