Château Haut-Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1391 ratings
9.070 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Antonio Gianola

Drinking so perfectly right now. Such a happy place

Drinking so perfectly right now. Such a happy place

Dec 6th, 2017
John Kemper

I found the nose of the '89 Château Haut-Batailley Red Bordeaux to be quite herbal, with some forest floor, licorice and muted dark fruit aromas. It was full-bodied, but still velvety with a sweet aftertaste. Nice enough, but I would not cellar much longer.

I found the nose of the '89 Château Haut-Batailley Red Bordeaux to be quite herbal, with some forest floor, licorice and muted dark fruit aromas. It was full-bodied, but still velvety with a sweet aftertaste. Nice enough, but I would not cellar much longer.

2 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2013
Rick Z
9.0

A little Monday night wine getting ready for Penguin hockey! TIght, and earthy with loads of tannins at the open. Could fill out further.given some time in the glass. I should be holdng this vintage, but have 6 of them, so temptation got me ☺ ... happy with my dirt as it is!

A little Monday night wine getting ready for Penguin hockey! TIght, and earthy with loads of tannins at the open. Could fill out further.given some time in the glass. I should be holdng this vintage, but have 6 of them, so temptation got me ☺ ... happy with my dirt as it is!

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2017
Keith Crump

A good nose with gods length and drinking well tea leaves not over powering fruit, black currents

A good nose with gods length and drinking well tea leaves not over powering fruit, black currents

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2016
Kieran Roberts

Tobacco, forest floor. Great depth.

Tobacco, forest floor. Great depth.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2016
Uri Belkind

After reading some reviews that it was on its last legs, I just had to open a bottle. I thought it was refined and mature. Earth, tobacco and leather. In beautiful balance with some lingering acidity and silky tannins that keep it all relevant. Glad I decided to have this Xmas sip.

After reading some reviews that it was on its last legs, I just had to open a bottle. I thought it was refined and mature. Earth, tobacco and leather. In beautiful balance with some lingering acidity and silky tannins that keep it all relevant. Glad I decided to have this Xmas sip.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Brian Schmaltz

Brian had this 3 years ago

Brian had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2015
Ravinder Kingra

Ravinder had this 4 years ago

Ravinder had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015