Batailley 2008

Pauillac, Fifth Growth

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Tasting Notes

Wood spice, earth, black currant and sweet cherry characteristics are found in this elegant, medium to full-bodied, surprisingly rich, well-textured effort. From the bottle, it confirms the high quality I noted two years ago from barrel. More forward than usual for Batailley, it is a dark plum-hued wine that requires 2-4 years of bottle age, but should easily last 15+ years.

Score: 90

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2013-2028 01 May 2011

Very dark crimson. Again, there is that toasty, please-all note. It’s fine but not that exciting, and it falls away on the end.

Score: 16

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2015-2023 15 March 2011

Nicely firm, with a bold iron streak and lots of cedar embedded into the core of red and black currant fruit and tobacco notes. Focused and long, with a pure beam of fruit driving through the grippy finish. Best from 2013 through 2018. 20,000 cases made.

Score: 90

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2013-2018 01 January 2011

Tasted at the UGC 2008 tasting in London. The Batailley 2008 was so impressive out of barrel: a fore-runner for the 2009, and this builds on that promise with a very well defined bouquet with blackberry, pastilles, cedar and tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, very well balanced with a succinct balance between austerity and modernity. It has superb definition on the classic finish. Very natural and beautifully focused, this may merit a higher score in the future. Drink 2014-2030. Tasted October 2010. (92+ Points)

Score: 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2014-2030 01 January 2011