Château Batailley 2009, Pauillac
£74.95 per bottle
Appellation - Pauillac
Why should you buy this wine?
Robert Parker and Neal Martin scored 94 pts
Best Bordeaux vintage in 60 years
Best value wine from Pauillac
"The finest Batailley I have had in many years, the dense purple-colored 2009 exhibits a boatload of tannin as well as sweet, caramelized, black currant fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, cedarwood and smoke, a full-bodied mouthfeel and the aforementioned high, but sweet, well-integrated tannin displaying no jaggedness. Batailley often requires considerable patience as it can be one of the longest-lived Pauillacs. Atypically for Batailley, the 2009 should be ready to drink in 5-7 years and keep for three decades."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012
"Tasted at the château. The Batailley was great out of barrel and is great in bottle. The nose has superb precision, not immensely powerful but very refined and focused, redolent of its neighbour Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is very composed with succulent tannins, very refined with a spicy, vibrant finish that is filled with joy. Excellent. Tasted November 2011."
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, December 2011