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2023
93
Chocolate, mint, flowers, currants, and blackberries form the nose. The palate pops with black cherries, blackberries, vivacity, round textures, and a chewy, lively, red currant-filled finish. The wine was made from blending 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. This is the first time Petit Verdot has been included in the blend. 13.2% ABV, 3.69. Drink from 2028-2052. 92-94 Pts.

Chocolate, mint, flowers, currants, and blackberries form the nose. The palate pops with black cherries, blackberries, vivacity, round textures, and a chewy, lively, red currant-filled finish. The wine was made from blending 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. This is the first time Petit Verdot has been included in the blend. 13.2% ABV, 3.69. Drink from 2028-2052. 92-94 Pts.

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2023
90
Cedar, tobacco leaf, and black currants form the core the of the wine in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, vibrant, crisp, palate. Drink this over the next decade or so. Drink from 2026-2036. 89-91 Pts.

Cedar, tobacco leaf, and black currants form the core the of the wine in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, vibrant, crisp, palate. Drink this over the next decade or so. Drink from 2026-2036. 89-91 Pts.

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2023
88
Forward, soft, round, and fruity, with a core of ready-to-go currants, and cherries. This charmer will be perfect on release. Haut Batailley Pauillac de Batailley is the 3rd wine of Haut-Batailley. Drink from 2026-2032. 87-89 Pts.

Forward, soft, round, and fruity, with a core of ready-to-go currants, and cherries. This charmer will be perfect on release. Haut Batailley Pauillac de Batailley is the 3rd wine of Haut-Batailley. Drink from 2026-2032. 87-89 Pts.

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2022
95
Dark in color, the wine is equally dark on the palate with its layers of black, red, and blue fruits, nuances of pepper, spice box, flowers, and currants. Deep, long, chewy, creamy and intense, there are gorgeous layers of fruit here waiting to be tasted. The wine is powerful, tannic, and long. The finish sticks with its fruit, and minty edge to the endnote. The wine was made from blending 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. 14.2% ABV, 3.73 pH. Drink from 2026-2050. 94-96 Pts.

Dark in color, the wine is equally dark on the palate with its layers of black, red, and blue fruits, nuances of pepper, spice box, flowers, and currants. Deep, long, chewy, creamy and intense, there are gorgeous layers of fruit here waiting to be tasted. The wine is powerful, tannic, and long. The finish sticks with its fruit, and minty edge to the endnote. The wine was made from blending 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. 14.2% ABV, 3.73 pH. Drink from 2026-2050. 94-96 Pts.

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2022
89
Medium-bodied, forward, round, supple, peppery, and creamy, the wine offers all of its ripe, sweet, fresh currants with ease. Drink this over the next decade or so. Drink from 2025-2033. 88-90 Pts.

Medium-bodied, forward, round, supple, peppery, and creamy, the wine offers all of its ripe, sweet, fresh currants with ease. Drink this over the next decade or so. Drink from 2025-2033. 88-90 Pts.

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2021
92
Tobacco, leafy herbs, espresso, licorice, smoke, chocolate and black cherries form the perfume. The palate is medium-bodied, chewy, fresh and savory, with a touch of herbs and olives that accompany the red plums in the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2045.

Tobacco, leafy herbs, espresso, licorice, smoke, chocolate and black cherries form the perfume. The palate is medium-bodied, chewy, fresh and savory, with a touch of herbs and olives that accompany the red plums in the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2045.

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Deep ruby in color, the wine shows its cedar, tobacco leaf, mocha, and black currants easily. Fresh and spicy, medium-bodied and energetic, give this just a year or two and it is going to be fun to drink. The wine was made from blending 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 91-93

Deep ruby in color, the wine shows its cedar, tobacco leaf, mocha, and black currants easily. Fresh and spicy, medium-bodied and energetic, give this just a year or two and it is going to be fun to drink. The wine was made from blending 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 91-93

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2021
89
Medium-bodied, floral, fresh, and fruity with forward approach, this early-drinking Pauillac is ready-to-goo, so you can enjoy all of its upfront red fruits with ease on release. Drink from 2024-2031.

Medium-bodied, floral, fresh, and fruity with forward approach, this early-drinking Pauillac is ready-to-goo, so you can enjoy all of its upfront red fruits with ease on release. Drink from 2024-2031.

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With a cherry, menthol and cedar oriented nose, the wine is medium-bodied, earthy, savory and bright, with an olive and crisp red berry profile in the finish. Drink from 2023-2030. 86-88

With a cherry, menthol and cedar oriented nose, the wine is medium-bodied, earthy, savory and bright, with an olive and crisp red berry profile in the finish. Drink from 2023-2030. 86-88

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2020
94
Cigar box, menthol, cocoa, blackberries, smoke, cedar, and tobacco notes are close to being on full display. Creamy and supple on the palate, the wine is fresh, polished and requires only a few years in the cellar before it is ready to go. The wine blends 62% Cabernet Sauvignon with 38% Merlot. Drink from 2027-2050.

Cigar box, menthol, cocoa, blackberries, smoke, cedar, and tobacco notes are close to being on full display. Creamy and supple on the palate, the wine is fresh, polished and requires only a few years in the cellar before it is ready to go. The wine blends 62% Cabernet Sauvignon with 38% Merlot. Drink from 2027-2050.

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Richly colored, right off the bat you find tobacco, cedar, savory herbs, earth and spicy red currants on the nose and mid-palate. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a big blast of sweet, juicy cassis that carries through to the finish, this is a soft textured, fruit-filled, elegantly styled Pauillac that should provide a lot of pleasure before it hits its 10th birthday. The wine blends 62% Cabernet Sauvignon with 38% Merlot. 93-95 Pts

Richly colored, right off the bat you find tobacco, cedar, savory herbs, earth and spicy red currants on the nose and mid-palate. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a big blast of sweet, juicy cassis that carries through to the finish, this is a soft textured, fruit-filled, elegantly styled Pauillac that should provide a lot of pleasure before it hits its 10th birthday. The wine blends 62% Cabernet Sauvignon with 38% Merlot. 93-95 Pts

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2020
88
Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, currant and peppery, herb-filled, crisp wine that is going to be a pleasure with a year or so in the bottle. Drink from 2023-2030.

Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, currant and peppery, herb-filled, crisp wine that is going to be a pleasure with a year or so in the bottle. Drink from 2023-2030.

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2019
94
Full-bodied, concentrated, powerful, tannic and backward, this is going to need time in the cellar before it reveals all of its character. But when it does, expect to revel in layers of ripe, bold, dark currants, blackberry, espresso, bitter chocolate, savory herbs, and tobacco. The wine is rich, full, concentrated and chewy and should really start showing well with 7-9 years of cellaring. Drink from 2029-2060.

Full-bodied, concentrated, powerful, tannic and backward, this is going to need time in the cellar before it reveals all of its character. But when it does, expect to revel in layers of ripe, bold, dark currants, blackberry, espresso, bitter chocolate, savory herbs, and tobacco. The wine is rich, full, concentrated and chewy and should really start showing well with 7-9 years of cellaring. Drink from 2029-2060.

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Showing a rich color, the wine pops with cedar, tobacco leaf, peppery herbs, blackberries and black currants on the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of that stern/regal character that defines Pauillac, the wine end with a creamy textured finish resonating with sweet, ripe, black currants. 93-95 Pts

Showing a rich color, the wine pops with cedar, tobacco leaf, peppery herbs, blackberries and black currants on the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of that stern/regal character that defines Pauillac, the wine end with a creamy textured finish resonating with sweet, ripe, black currants. 93-95 Pts

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2018
94
Dark, big and bold, with layers of crisp Cabernet Sauvignon character, you also find bitter chocolate, espresso, cigar wrapper and herbs. Full-bodied, tannic and concentrated, the wine is rich, juicy, chewy and long. The finish serves up ample waves of sweet and tart red berries, cocoa, peppery spice and herbs. The wine was made from blending 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot, 14.3% ABV

Dark, big and bold, with layers of crisp Cabernet Sauvignon character, you also find bitter chocolate, espresso, cigar wrapper and herbs. Full-bodied, tannic and concentrated, the wine is rich, juicy, chewy and long. The finish serves up ample waves of sweet and tart red berries, cocoa, peppery spice and herbs. The wine was made from blending 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot, 14.3% ABV

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Dark garnet and almost opaque in color, from the initial sniff and sip, you know this is not your grandfather\'s Haut Batailley. The wine is deep, titillating and fresh. There is density, weight and lift with soft, luxurious, almost cultured tannins. The full-bodied finish combines olives, tobacco leaf and earthy, dark red fruits. The wine was made from blending 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot, reaching 14.3% ABV. 93-95 Pts

Dark garnet and almost opaque in color, from the initial sniff and sip, you know this is not your grandfather\'s Haut Batailley. The wine is deep, titillating and fresh. There is density, weight and lift with soft, luxurious, almost cultured tannins. The full-bodied finish combines olives, tobacco leaf and earthy, dark red fruits. The wine was made from blending 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot, reaching 14.3% ABV. 93-95 Pts

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2017
93
With a good depth of color, the wine shows a nice purity of juicy cassis while a leafy olive and pepper component keeps you interested throughout this full bodied, crunchy and classic experience. The tannins are a bit uncompromising right now but give the wine time, and it will prove to be worth the wait. This is the debut vintage from the new owners, the Cazes family. The bottle was also sport a new, updated label design.

With a good depth of color, the wine shows a nice purity of juicy cassis while a leafy olive and pepper component keeps you interested throughout this full bodied, crunchy and classic experience. The tannins are a bit uncompromising right now but give the wine time, and it will prove to be worth the wait. This is the debut vintage from the new owners, the Cazes family. The bottle was also sport a new, updated label design.

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2015
91
Dark, red fruits, thyme and floral notes in the perfume lead to a fresh, medium-bodied, cassis-dominated wine with fine tannins, finesse and a bright, peppered, stylized finish. Blending 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, this wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.7. 90 - 92 Pts

Dark, red fruits, thyme and floral notes in the perfume lead to a fresh, medium-bodied, cassis-dominated wine with fine tannins, finesse and a bright, peppered, stylized finish. Blending 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, this wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.7. 90 - 92 Pts

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2014
92
Medium/full bodied, elegant, fruity and showing loads of peppery, cassis, dark ripe fruits and tannins. This is followed by a tasty, cedary, spicy, fresh finish. Give this 5 years and it will be really quite charming.

Medium/full bodied, elegant, fruity and showing loads of peppery, cassis, dark ripe fruits and tannins. This is followed by a tasty, cedary, spicy, fresh finish. Give this 5 years and it will be really quite charming.

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Florals with cassis on the nose and the unmistakable elegance and strength of Pauillac. This wine is fresh and sweet with a hint of cherry that should drink well early. Blending 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. 89-92 Pts

Florals with cassis on the nose and the unmistakable elegance and strength of Pauillac. This wine is fresh and sweet with a hint of cherry that should drink well early. Blending 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. 89-92 Pts

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2013
88
With crunchy cassis, thyme, spice and coffee bean scents, the wine is crisp, bright and spicy, finishing with a light red berry note. Blending 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, the wine reached 13.2 ABV. From yields of 31 hectoliters per hectare, the Grand Vin represents 50% of the crop. 87-89 Pts

With crunchy cassis, thyme, spice and coffee bean scents, the wine is crisp, bright and spicy, finishing with a light red berry note. Blending 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, the wine reached 13.2 ABV. From yields of 31 hectoliters per hectare, the Grand Vin represents 50% of the crop. 87-89 Pts

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2012
89
71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot make up the blend. The wine will be aged in 60% new French oak barrels. Smoke, licorice and cassis notes open to a medium-bodied, black cherry-filled wine with some dryness in the finish. 88-90 Pts

71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot make up the blend. The wine will be aged in 60% new French oak barrels. Smoke, licorice and cassis notes open to a medium-bodied, black cherry-filled wine with some dryness in the finish. 88-90 Pts

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2011
89
Blending 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 28% Merlot, the wine will be aged in 60% new oak. Cedar wood, crème de cassis, green forest scents, medium bodied with light textures and a bright cassis finish. 88-90 Pts

Blending 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 28% Merlot, the wine will be aged in 60% new oak. Cedar wood, crème de cassis, green forest scents, medium bodied with light textures and a bright cassis finish. 88-90 Pts

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2010
91
Haut Batailey From 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Borie family produced a wine that offers spicy cassis aromas, depth of flavor and a finish of ripe black and red fruits. 90-92 Pts

Haut Batailey From 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Borie family produced a wine that offers spicy cassis aromas, depth of flavor and a finish of ripe black and red fruits. 90-92 Pts

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2009
89
Medium/full bodied, bright, earthy and loaded with cedar, tobacco leaf, spice and crisp red fruits, the wine is energetic, fresh and crisp. Classic in style, this could improve with another 5 years or so in the cellar.

Medium/full bodied, bright, earthy and loaded with cedar, tobacco leaf, spice and crisp red fruits, the wine is energetic, fresh and crisp. Classic in style, this could improve with another 5 years or so in the cellar.

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2009 Haut Batailey is light ruby. Notes of black berry and cedar notes define the perfume. Medium bodied, with a short, albeit ripe, cassis finish. 87/89 Pts

2009 Haut Batailey is light ruby. Notes of black berry and cedar notes define the perfume. Medium bodied, with a short, albeit ripe, cassis finish. 87/89 Pts

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2008
88
08 Château Haut Batailley shows cassis and tobacco on the nose. This is a medium bodied, elegantly styled wine that finishes with light, back fruit notes. 87-89 Pts

08 Château Haut Batailley shows cassis and tobacco on the nose. This is a medium bodied, elegantly styled wine that finishes with light, back fruit notes. 87-89 Pts

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2006
90
Earthy, peppery tobacco, cedar and lead pencil notes on the nose. Close to ready for its prime time debut, this medium/full bodied, classically styled Pauillac delivers a straight forward, blast of sweet, juicy, crisp, fresh cassis in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot.

Earthy, peppery tobacco, cedar and lead pencil notes on the nose. Close to ready for its prime time debut, this medium/full bodied, classically styled Pauillac delivers a straight forward, blast of sweet, juicy, crisp, fresh cassis in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot.

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Medium bodied, but not quite light, this young, tannic Pauillac serves up fresh blackberry, cranberry, tobacco and spice. From a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, this elegantly styled wine will be better with additional age. integrated, but it should not be approached for several years. Tasted January 2010.

Medium bodied, but not quite light, this young, tannic Pauillac serves up fresh blackberry, cranberry, tobacco and spice. From a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, this elegantly styled wine will be better with additional age. integrated, but it should not be approached for several years. Tasted January 2010.

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2005
91
Tobacco, cherry and cigar wrapper on the nose, with a medium bodied, sweet, cherry and cassis finish that is already showing well today.

Tobacco, cherry and cigar wrapper on the nose, with a medium bodied, sweet, cherry and cassis finish that is already showing well today.

5,983 Views   Tasted
With aromas of cassis, tobacco, blackberry and earth, this medium/full bodied wine is already starting to show well. Made in a lighter, bright, finesse style, the wine ends with juicy black and red plums in the finish.

With aromas of cassis, tobacco, blackberry and earth, this medium/full bodied wine is already starting to show well. Made in a lighter, bright, finesse style, the wine ends with juicy black and red plums in the finish.

7,776 Views   Tasted
2004
89
Smokey, spicy berries, leaf, cassis and tobacco scents make up the mature aromatics. Medium bodied, soft and ready to drink, the wine finishes with sweet, spicy olives and cherries.

Smokey, spicy berries, leaf, cassis and tobacco scents make up the mature aromatics. Medium bodied, soft and ready to drink, the wine finishes with sweet, spicy olives and cherries.

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Barnyard, tobacco, mushroom and cassis aromas, this medium bodied Pauillac ends with a short, cassis filled finish with hints of green flavors.

Barnyard, tobacco, mushroom and cassis aromas, this medium bodied Pauillac ends with a short, cassis filled finish with hints of green flavors.

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2003
88
Completely mature sending out a nose of tobacco, cedar chest, forest floor and blackberry notes. Soft in texture, with a nice cassis filled finish, there is no reason to hold this any longer.

Completely mature sending out a nose of tobacco, cedar chest, forest floor and blackberry notes. Soft in texture, with a nice cassis filled finish, there is no reason to hold this any longer.

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2000
90
With soft, round textures and no hard edges, this charming, medium/bodied Bordeaux wine offers tobacco, red and black fruit, forest floor and earthy notes. This is close to fully mature and displays good Pauillac character in the spice and cassis and plum filled finish. I'd drink this fairly priced wine over the next decade.

With soft, round textures and no hard edges, this charming, medium/bodied Bordeaux wine offers tobacco, red and black fruit, forest floor and earthy notes. This is close to fully mature and displays good Pauillac character in the spice and cassis and plum filled finish. I'd drink this fairly priced wine over the next decade.

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1995
90
Developing nicely with its tobacco, ash, earth, green pepper and spicy cassis character. There is a touch of rusticity in the tannins, but there is enough freshness and depth in the fruit, coupled with the charming nose, that it's easy to overlook.

Developing nicely with its tobacco, ash, earth, green pepper and spicy cassis character. There is a touch of rusticity in the tannins, but there is enough freshness and depth in the fruit, coupled with the charming nose, that it's easy to overlook.

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1990
85
This correct, lighter style of classic Pauillac is past full maturity and requires drinking before it cassis and tobacco charm completely fades away.

This correct, lighter style of classic Pauillac is past full maturity and requires drinking before it cassis and tobacco charm completely fades away.

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1982
86
Already on the slow curve to fading away. Medium bodied, with more secondary notes of cedar, smoke, tobacco, earth and cigar wrapper, than bright red fruits. Some of the sweetness is gone, and there is a sharp, tang of acidity in the cranberry, cassis, spice and tobacco driven finish. Drink up, this is not going to get better with age. Paired against the Batailley, that was a markedly better wine.

Already on the slow curve to fading away. Medium bodied, with more secondary notes of cedar, smoke, tobacco, earth and cigar wrapper, than bright red fruits. Some of the sweetness is gone, and there is a sharp, tang of acidity in the cranberry, cassis, spice and tobacco driven finish. Drink up, this is not going to get better with age. Paired against the Batailley, that was a markedly better wine.

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1961
92
Surprisingly good, this medium-bodied, smoothly textured gem is all about its cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, herb and red currant-filled personality. The wine is not dense, but it is complex and continued showing well in the glass for over an hour.

Surprisingly good, this medium-bodied, smoothly textured gem is all about its cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, herb and red currant-filled personality. The wine is not dense, but it is complex and continued showing well in the glass for over an hour.

2,039 Views   Tasted