Chateau Ramage La Batisse 2005 Haut Medoc (Bordeaux)

Posted by Keith Wallace

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 proves to be a rising starlet in the region: the Chateau was upgraded to  Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in 2003.


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 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. More Bordeaux wine reviews.

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