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2005 Château Haut-Batailley

  • 89 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51615-2005-375

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($60) Medium red-ruby. Ripe, smoky aromas of plum and caramel; this smells opulent! Fat and sweet in the mouth, with a slightly roasted character to the supple plum and leather flavors. In a heavier style than the 2006 but with a reasonably fine-grained texture. Finishes with dusty tannins. I find this less refined than the 2006, but there's more material and ripeness here.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Offers a beautiful nose of crushed blackberry and cherry, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with a lovely balance of silky, caressing tannins and ripe fruit. Very long and minerally, with mint and eucalyptus character. A wonderful wine from this estate.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    Proprietor Xavier Borie has turned out a beautiful silky-textured Pauillac revealing classic creme de cassis, licorice, and tar-like characteristics interwoven with cedar and roasted herb notes. Medium-bodied and elegant, it is more St.-Julien-like in personality than Pauillac. But who's complaining? This 2005 will provide lovely drinking in its youth, yet age well for 15 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very dark crimson. Light nose but all in balance. Very opulent start - tea leaves - all texture rather than flavour at the moment but a very flattering texture. Needs quite a time to knit but the tannins are very well hidden.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 80

    Author: Sechang P
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Jim Rife
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Very disappointed in this wine. I like younger wines but can appreciate age. This one was kept under optimal conditions but it has faded. It has some plum but no other detectible flavors. Pretty much a washed out wine.
    Author: Litig8tr

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 286 bottles owned
  • 58 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 86
    (Out of 58 collectors)