Tag: Jean-Michel Cazes

Ch. Haut-Batailley: in the pink

Classified Growths in Pauillac don’t change hands often, so when they do it’s worth taking note. Five years ago, the Cazes family of Château Lynch-Bages acquired Château Haut-Batailley: there are bold changes afoot. “So why did you paint it pink?” we ask Jean-Charles Cazes. We’re standing outside the cellars of Château Haut-Batailley in Pauillac, which Jean-Charles’s […]

Bordeaux 2020: Pauillac

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at Pauillac, based on a conversation with Jean-Charles Cazes of Ch. Lynch-Bages, Ch. Haut-Batailley and Ch. Ormes de Pez in St Estèphe. At a glance: Pauillac in 2020 Hectares under vine: 1,213 Average yield: 37hla/ha […]

A truly extraordinary Claret

We are delighted to announce the launch of our 2009 Extra Ordinary Claret, one of our most popular wines since its launch in 2005, and the older cousin to our Good Ordinary Claret. The 2009 vintage in Bordeaux is considered to be one of the finest in many years, and the quality was superlative across […]