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1996 Haut Batailley Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA91
  • WS90
  • ST90

Reviews

WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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... 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. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2015.
WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Aromas of blackberries and cassis, with hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, chewy and rich. A bit one-dimensional on the palate. Needs time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. – JS
ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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... 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.

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