Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1996 Haut Batailley has a modest bouquet with blackberry, cedar and briary scents, not the most complex you will find but it has an attractive purity, a subtle floral scent emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple entry. There is agreeable tertiary black fruit here although I find it just needs more cohesion and backbone towards the finish that feels a little "loose limbed." Perhaps over 20 years it has become a little slack, although the length is commendable. I would drink this now and over the next decade. Tasted July 2016.
|Rebsorten||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||90|
|Abfüller||DOMAINES FRANCOIS-XAVIER BORIE 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Klassifikation||5e cru classé|