1986 Haut Batailley

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Average critic rating : 84.5 points



After tasting this wine several times out of cask, I had believed that the 1986 Haut-Batailley was one of the finest wines made at this estate in more than a decade. However, three tastings from the bottle have revealed a wine that is attractive, but does not have the depth or aging potential that I originally thought. It is atypically supple and silky for a 1986, with a pleasing currant fruitiness married nicely to toasty oak. It is medium bodied, but seems to fall off on the palate, revealing a diffuse character. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 6/90. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1.



Elegant and tasty with cedar, plum and currant flavors of moderate depth an d intensity. Lacks the richness for greatness, but it's a very good drink. Best after 1992. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1989.

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Haut Batailley 1986
+£90.17     (+25.12%) Latest price:  £449.17
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