Batailley 2010

Pauillac, Fifth Growth

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Tasting Notes

Made in a more charming style than the normally backward, rather formidably tannic wines of Batailley, this 2010 is an endearing, elegant wine, but it has no shortage of power, richness and intensity. It displays loads of beautiful cassis, cedar and Christmas fruitcake notes along with impressive purity, texture and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Usually much more austere, this vintage seems to have produced a richer, more layered and opulent style of Batailley that can be approached in 3-5 years and consumed over the following 25 years.

Score: 92

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2013-2038 01 March 2013

Elegant crushed rock, red and black currant, spice box and earth notes result in a classic Pauillac to smell and taste. Dark ruby/purple-colored, slightly austere because of the robust tannins, beautifully pure and built for the long haul, patience of 5-7 years will be required and this 2010 should keep for 25+ years

Score: 89 - 91

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 04 May 2011

Toasty oak on the nose and on the palate. It’s unusual to see the oak this much on the 2010s. Underneath is quite juicy and fluid. On the lighter side with a dry freshness on the end.

Score: 16 - 17

Julia Harding MW, Maturity: 2017-2027 10 April 2012

Closed nose. Great range of aromatics followed by good depth of meaty but lively fruit content. Big and structured with a firm but appealing texture. Very Pauillac. Recommended.

Score: 92 - 94

Albany Vintners, - 27 April 2011

A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon (compared to 74% in 2009), 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc cropped at 36hl/ha. Philippe Casteja said that they picked quite late, the last Cabernet coming in on the 19th October (about three days later than in 2009.) The alcohol level comes in at 13.5 degrees. The Batailley ’10 has quite a creamy, sensual bouquet with macerated black fruits, a touch of crushed raspberry and a hint of vanilla pod. The definition is very fine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, tensile tannins, a very good sense of symmetry that was discovered with the 2009, with the vintages telltale signs of graphite on the long finish. Very impressive. Quintessential Pauillac. Tasted April 2011.

Score: 93 - 95

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 14 April 2011

Deep, slightly smoky cassis fruit and a touch of violets, full rather meaty flavours, both roundness and depth from this very reliable château.

Score: 17

Decanter, Maturity: 2018-2028 01 April 2011

Tasted 17 Feb: Very dark purple. Very dark purple elderberry notes. Sweet and round and a bit of spice. Lots of fine tannin. Tasted blind 8 Apr: Bright, deep purplish crimson. Ripe fruit with a slight smoky note. Very sweet and fluid. Not the most concentrated but a good example that you really can’t go too wrong with Pauillac 2010. Just a tiny bit of green on the finish. But super clean and fresh. (Score: 16.5 18-28)

Score: 16 - 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2020-2030 01 April 2011