If you've ever wished you'd bought great vintage Cru Bourgeois claret years ago so you could enjoy it now, at perfect maturity, and congratulate yourself on its outstanding value vis à vis current vintages, Château Ramage la Batisse Haut-Médoc 2003 is a godsend.
From Bordeaux himself, our Buyer Jean Marc has many friends in the region and was contacted by one about this 2003. The family had held onto the wine, but now needed space in the cellar, so were offering it at a great price.
With an amazing 10 medals to its name and its ripe, rounded harmony of flavours, the wine was a must have. All cedar wood, cassis and liquorice complexity, this is classic Haut Médoc. Stand the bottle upright a few hours, then decant before serving with lamb.
The medals won are as follows:
- GOLD Medal at the 2006 Concours des Grands Vins de France
-GOLD Medal at the 2007 Korea Wine Challenge
-GOLD Medal at the 2008 Vinalies (China)
-SILVER Medal at the 2006 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
-SILVER Medal at the 2006 Austrian International Wine Challenge - Vienna
-SILVER Medal at the 2006 Mundus Vini International Wine Competition (Germany)
-SILVER Medal at the 2011 Concours des Meilleurs Vins Francais en Asie (Hong Kong)
-SILVER Medal at the 2009 Selections Mondiales Des Vins De Canada
-BRONZE Medal at the 2011 Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong)
-BRONZE Medal at the 2011 Wine Style Asia Awards (Hong Kong)
And in the press:
-87pts in Wine Spectator (USA) in 03,
-Recommendation and 3 Stars in Decanter Magazine (UK) in 06