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1986 Haut Batailley Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA
  • WS

Reviews

WA
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 1998
After tasting this wine several times out of cask, I had believed that the 1986 Haut-Batailley was one of the finest wines made at this estate in more than a decade. However, three tastings from the bottle have revealed a... After tasting this wine several times out of cask, I had believed that the 1986 Haut-Batailley was one of the finest wines made at this estate in more than a decade. However, three tastings from the bottle have revealed a wine that is attractive, but does not have the depth or aging potential that I originally thought. It is atypically supple and silky for a 1986, with a pleasing currant fruitiness married nicely to toasty oak. It is medium bodied, but seems to fall off on the palate, revealing a diffuse character. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 6/90.
WS
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1989
Elegant and tasty with cedar, plum and currant flavors of moderate depth and intensity. Lacks the richness for greatness, but it's a very good drink. Best after 1992.

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