Batailley 2006

Pauillac, Fifth Growth

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Tasting Notes

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Batailley ’06 has a fresh, lifted, vibrant nose of blackberry, plum and graphite that is well defined and exudes Pauillac terroir. With further aeration there are scents of wild mint and pine developing in the glass. The palate is very well balanced, clean crisp fruit, judicious use of new oak, lovely poise on the blackberry, cedar and tobacco tinged finish that really shows its class against its peers. This is a great effort and sure to mature with style and grace. Tasted January 2010.

Score: 92

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com 01 September 2010

Very deep crimson - looks pretty healthy. Lightly soapy nose. Exceptionally sweet start and then the acidity and fine tannins kick in. Certainly very unintegrated at the moment and I'm a little unsure how it will develop. But I give it the benefit of the doubt. (16+ Points)

Score: 16

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2014-2025 27 January 2010

Subtle and fruity, with currant, plum and blackberry on the nose. Full-bodied, but turns slightly aggressive and chewy on the finish. Time will help this mellow. Best after 2011. 25,000 cases made.

Score: 87

James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2011+ 31 March 2009

A real sleeper of the vintage and a sensational effort from the Casteja family, Batailley has turned out a complete, powerful, classic Pauillac, with oodles of black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather, toast, chocolate, and forest floor. Full-bodied, dense, and built for the long haul, this wine should be reasonably drinkable in 4-5 years and last for two decades. Good value.

Score: 91

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2013-2033 01 February 2009

Bright ruby-red. Moderately ripe but aromatic nose of dark cherry and flowers. Supple on entry, then fairly round in the middle and not a bit overextracted. There's an attractive chewiness to the dark cherry flavor, and the wine's texture supports its firm tannins. A bit herbal but persistent on the end.

Score: 86 - 89

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 01 May 2007