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Chateau Haut Batailley  1996

Chateau Haut Batailley 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Price: $69.99
Item No. 13950
  • RP91
  • ST90
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • JS93
  • ST91
  • WS90
  • 2008
  • WS90
  • RP90
  • 2005
  • WS93
  • RP89
  • ST89
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Critical Acclaim

"While this may be the most impressive Haut-Batailley I have ever tasted, I am reluctant to go out on a limb and give this wine a higher rating until I can taste it a few more times from both cask and bottle. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, as well as a wonderfully sweet, classic Pauillac nose of black currants and cigar box notes. Powerful for Haut-Batailley (normally a light, elegant, supple Pauillac), the 1996 possesses intense fruit, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a surprisingly long, layered finish. This appears to be a classic, and may merit an outstanding score.
Range: 89-91"
91 Points

"Aromas of blackberries and cassis, with hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, chewy and rich. A bit one-dimensional on the palate."
90 Points

"Deep ruby-red. Floral, spicy aromas of black cherry, licorice and shoe polish. Thick and dense, with lovely sweetness and inner-mouth flavor. Boasts more volume than either the '98 or '97. Finishes thoroughly ripe, with rich, well-integrated tannins. A very strong vintage for this wine."
90 Points

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