Château Haut-Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1485 ratings
9.089 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Missed out on notes here. Light-ish Bordeaux. Guessed left bank. Close enough.

Missed out on notes here. Light-ish Bordeaux. Guessed left bank. Close enough.

Dec 10th, 2022
Matt Perlman

Nothing wrong with the classics pt 2. Lighter style, soft like a comfy old sweater. Cassis, cedar, plummy, blackberry, dry tobacco, in a very charming spot but time to drink up

Nothing wrong with the classics pt 2. Lighter style, soft like a comfy old sweater. Cassis, cedar, plummy, blackberry, dry tobacco, in a very charming spot but time to drink up

Aug 14th, 2022
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

Absolutely phenomenal and likely at the peak of its bell curve. Dark berry fruits on the nose with subtle secondary aromas of tobacco, dark soil and aged wood. Totally Bordeaux and totally delicious

Absolutely phenomenal and likely at the peak of its bell curve. Dark berry fruits on the nose with subtle secondary aromas of tobacco, dark soil and aged wood. Totally Bordeaux and totally delicious

Apr 1st, 2022
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage. Very nice wine, even if I expected a bit more weight on the mid palate. Long, mineral finish.

2015 vintage. Very nice wine, even if I expected a bit more weight on the mid palate. Long, mineral finish.

Mar 2nd, 2022
David Kline

Color density spectacularly singular, nose of dried blackberry, black currant, wet river pebbles, rosemary dusting on beef, lavender, violet and rose stitched together seamlessly, a minute persimmon, plum and cinnamon sail on in the wind of cumin.
Warm plumminess opens to baked currant and date, wedged into oak crevices. Bite of tobacco, eucalyptus, offset by black olive texture, bituminous sensibility and cinnamon-cedar parameters.


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Color density spectacularly singular, nose of dried blackberry, black currant, wet river pebbles, rosemary dusting on beef, lavender, violet and rose stitched together seamlessly, a minute persimmon, plum and cinnamon sail on in the wind of cumin.
Warm plumminess opens to baked currant and date, wedged into oak crevices. Bite of tobacco, eucalyptus, offset by black olive texture, bituminous sensibility and cinnamon-cedar parameters.


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Jan 2nd, 2022
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

A great 96’. So pauillac it hurts

A great 96’. So pauillac it hurts

Apr 12th, 2021
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of tart blackberry, strawberry, cassis, vanilla, sweet spice, oak; dry, medium plus acid, elegant medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, good

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of tart blackberry, strawberry, cassis, vanilla, sweet spice, oak; dry, medium plus acid, elegant medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, good

Jan 20th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

From Magnum.

There are few things in life better than a 30 year old Bordeaux, grilling, great family, friends, music and environment. Today is hitting on all cylinders.

There is no amount of decanting a young wine that will give you or replace what 26 years in bottle delivers. I did not decant this wine but let breathe and poured slowly. As its lingered, it put on weight and keeps getting better. There are simply flavors and nuances that only come out in well made and aged wine that make them all the more special.

On the nose; sweet & sour dark ripe cherries, blackberries, baked plum & strawberries, cooked rhubarb & hues of blueberries. Lots of saddle-wood, cedar, light, soft spices, forest floor with dry leafs, dark rich soil, limestone, dry stones, dry tobacco, red fruit liqueur/cola, steeped tea, just whiff of herbaceous and dark red, blue flowers and violets.

The palate is medium to full. The body round, soft and glides effortlessly over the palate. The length, structure, tension and balance are in perfect harmony. Ripe; sweet & sour dark ripe cherries, blackberries, baked plum, raspberries & strawberries, cooked rhubarb & hues of blueberries. Lots of saddle-wood, cedar, old suede style leather, light, soft spices, forest floor with dry leafs, dark rich soil, limestone, underbrush, dry stones, dry tobacco, dry top soil, shades of red fruit liqueur/cola, steeped tea, just whiff of herbaceous and dark red, blue flowers and violets. The acidity magnificent. The beautiful, round, ripe, earth & fruit balanced finish is extremely special due to it age and lasts several minutes. This is why I long cellar Bordeaux. The experience is always ethereal!

@Oasis Az

From Magnum.

There are few things in life better than a 30 year old Bordeaux, grilling, great family, friends, music and environment. Today is hitting on all cylinders.

There is no amount of decanting a young wine that will give you or replace what 26 years in bottle delivers. I did not decant this wine but let breathe and poured slowly. As its lingered, it put on weight and keeps getting better. There are simply flavors and nuances that only come out in well made and aged wine that make them all the more special.

On the nose; sweet & sour dark ripe cherries, blackberries, baked plum & strawberries, cooked rhubarb & hues of blueberries. Lots of saddle-wood, cedar, light, soft spices, forest floor with dry leafs, dark rich soil, limestone, dry stones, dry tobacco, red fruit liqueur/cola, steeped tea, just whiff of herbaceous and dark red, blue flowers and violets.

The palate is medium to full. The body round, soft and glides effortlessly over the palate. The length, structure, tension and balance are in perfect harmony. Ripe; sweet & sour dark ripe cherries, blackberries, baked plum, raspberries & strawberries, cooked rhubarb & hues of blueberries. Lots of saddle-wood, cedar, old suede style leather, light, soft spices, forest floor with dry leafs, dark rich soil, limestone, underbrush, dry stones, dry tobacco, dry top soil, shades of red fruit liqueur/cola, steeped tea, just whiff of herbaceous and dark red, blue flowers and violets. The acidity magnificent. The beautiful, round, ripe, earth & fruit balanced finish is extremely special due to it age and lasts several minutes. This is why I long cellar Bordeaux. The experience is always ethereal!

@Oasis Az

Oct 27th, 2018
James Forsyth

Although a little tired, this Bordeaux was nevertheless delicious. Leather, tobacco, forest floor, prunes, old closet, cloves. Haut-Batailley is generally very good and especially for the $s. Same goes for this 1996, a wonderful and somewhat unsung vintage.

Although a little tired, this Bordeaux was nevertheless delicious. Leather, tobacco, forest floor, prunes, old closet, cloves. Haut-Batailley is generally very good and especially for the $s. Same goes for this 1996, a wonderful and somewhat unsung vintage.

Sep 20th, 2018
Daron Watson

aromas of mushrooms, underbrush, eucalyptus, berry patch & cassis

flavors of cassis, juicy and dried red berries, woodsy, hay, hint of carob & coffee beans, wet tobacco leaf

though in a decline, considering cost of $20ish back in the day I’m pretty frickin pleased

aromas of mushrooms, underbrush, eucalyptus, berry patch & cassis

flavors of cassis, juicy and dried red berries, woodsy, hay, hint of carob & coffee beans, wet tobacco leaf

though in a decline, considering cost of $20ish back in the day I’m pretty frickin pleased

Jun 15th, 2018