Chateau Haut Batailley 1986 Chateau Haut Batailley
|Marque||Chateau Haut Batailley|
|Raisin||Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
The 1986 Haut-Batailley has matured in splendid fashion. The nose is engaging, a mixture of red and black fruit, gravel and spice. Juxtaposed against the 1996 Haut-Batailley I find more energy in this, despite being ten years older. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, earthy black fruit with good acidity. It is not a complex Pauillac and the finish feels a tad staid, although the residue of white pepper and bay leaf on the finish is very pleasurable.
Winespectator / James Suckling (85)
Elegant and tasty with cedar, plum and currant flavors of moderate depth an d intensity. Lacks the richness for greatness, but it's a very good drink.
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