1995 Haut Batailley Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WS 92
  • NM 92
  • WA 91

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In Stock: 9 btls
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ETA: Jan. 2018

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WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2007
Wonderful aromas of citrus fruit, blackberry and currant. Full-bodied, with Port-like flavors and chewy tannins. Super well-structured. Needs time to come together.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, December 1999
(NM90-92 points) Tasted in a blind horizontal in September 2000. Another wonderful 1995. Dense compact nose of morello cherries, dates and chocolate. Dense multi-layered palate with depth complexity and class. Firm... (NM90-92 points) Tasted in a blind horizontal in September 2000. Another wonderful 1995. Dense compact nose of morello cherries, dates and chocolate. Dense multi-layered palate with depth complexity and class. Firm tannins. Harmonious and well-integrated. A wonderful wine for the vintage. Again blind for Wine International magazine in April 2005. A cedary, pine nose of moderate intensity, lacks some vigor. Faint aroma of burning embers. A fresh palate with good definition and acidity. Harmonious, backward and graceful. Very fine. A competent 1995 Pauillac.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2017
Following my previous encounter with the 1995 Haut Batailley, I was optimistic about its maturation in bottle. When François-Xavier Borie poured an example following a vertical at Grand Puy-Lacoste...well, that view was... Following my previous encounter with the 1995 Haut Batailley, I was optimistic about its maturation in bottle. When François-Xavier Borie poured an example following a vertical at Grand Puy-Lacoste...well, that view was vindicated. This is perhaps an unheralded wine of a strong vintage. It has a generous bouquet with vibrant red berry fruit that cocks a snook at the 2000 Haut Batailley that was poured alongside. Mulberry and leather at first, undergrowth emerging with time. The palate might be a little smudged on the entry but there is impressive weight and concentration, superb balance and real structure on the finish to suggest that it will give 20+ years of pleasure. This is worth seeking out at its secondary market prices and probably more attractive than many of its peers. Tasted July 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1995
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.