1986 Haut Batailley Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

Reg: $259.94

$165.94

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Reg: $259.94

$165.94

This product is
out of stock

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Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, December 2013
This 5th Growth’s 1986 is classic Pauillac. Aromas of dried leather, dried red fruit and turned earth are followed by dried plum and cassis. The palate is smooth and shows the classic aged Bordeaux from a top flight... This 5th Growth’s 1986 is classic Pauillac. Aromas of dried leather, dried red fruit and turned earth are followed by dried plum and cassis. The palate is smooth and shows the classic aged Bordeaux from a top flight Pauillac vintage. The tannins are all but washed away, the acidity lingers throughout, and the rich flavors of dried red fruit, smoked accents of grilled meats and just a kiss of black truffle on the back end. This is a great wine to drink now and over the next 5 years. Coming from Perfect Provenance Magnums have helped this sleeper survive and thrive.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1986

Label

Chateau Haut-Batailley is a Bordeaux blend dominated by a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are hand-harvested and carefully sorted both before and after de-stemming.

Prior to fermentation, the grapes undergo a long, cool maceration of three weeks. When fermentation is complete, the wines age from 16 to 18 month in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new.

Winery

Haut Batailley

Chateau Haut-Batailley is a Left Bank Bordeaux wine property that was originally part of Chateau Batailley, a Fifth Growth in the 1855 Classification. Jointly owned by Francis and Marcel Borie, they divided the estate between them in 1942.

Marcel took the Batailley half, including the chateau. The smaller part went to Francis who purchased additional vineyard land from Chateau Duhart-Milon to increase the size of his Haut Batailley vineyards. Now managed by Francois-Xavier Borie, Chateau Haut-Batailley is part of the Borie family of estates that includes Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou and Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste.

The 22 hectares of Chateau Haut-Batailley are on a gently sloping outcrop at the southern edge of Pauillac. They are planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc on exceptional soils of deep gravel and alluvial stones. This ensures excellent drainage of rainwater and encourages deep roots. The average age of the vines is 35 years old.

In 2005, Francois-Xavier Borie began a major program of construction, building a modern vat house, new harvest facilities and a bottling room, all in harmony with the pre-existing decor.