Decanter ~ 4 Stars
Ripe yet reserved, hints of succulent berry fruit and exotic spice. Silky textured with sweet, ripe fruit. Flowing, succulent, with a well-crafted frame.
Wine Spectator ~ 92 Points
"An amped-up style, with showy aromatics of toasty spice and wood, but there's good solid density to the blackberry, black currant and fig fruit, and the toast melds into a more honest graphite edge through the finish. A solid expression of the modern style."
Robert Parker ~ 89-91 Points
"The wine exhibits a dense purple color, as well as a wonderfully sweet, classic Pauillac nose of black currants and cigar box notes. Powerful for Haut-Batailley (normally a light, elegant, supple Pauillac), the 1996 possesses intense fruit, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a surprisingly long, layered fini...
Robert Parker ~ 94+ Points
"As one might suspect, the dense purple-hued 2005 is still tannic, firm and young, with concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit, beautiful ripeness, a full-bodied mouthfeel and undeniable youthfulness. Tasting like a 2-3 year old wine rather one that has passed its sixth birthday, it is potentially one of the longest lived Lynch ...
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