Château Batailley 2005, Pauillac
£74.95 per bottle
Appellation - Pauillac
Why should you buy this wine?
Neal Martin scored 94 pts
Best value wine from Pauillac
"Tasted at the Batailley vertical tasting at the château, the 2005 Batailley continues to be an excellent Pauillac that I suspect is overshadowed by some of its more illustrious and, let's not forget, more expensive neighbours. Here, it has an effervescent bouquet with vibrant red berry fruit and superb mineralité. This is extremely well focused, with hints of rose petal emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannin than in previous years. I feel there is still some oak to be fully absorbed, so don't be afraid to cellar this 2005 for another four or five years; but, even at this early stage, you can appreciate its precision on the graphite-infused finish. The 2005 Batailley is where the estate began its upward swing that is continuing to this day." Tasted April 2016.
Drink Date 2018 - 2045
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017