Batailley 2012

Pauillac, Fifth Growth

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Tasting Notes

From the famous château estate of the Castéja family, the 2012 Batailley is a very strong effort. This is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. A dense purple wine with loads of crème de cassis, blueberry notes, background forest floor and cedar, this is a strong effort from Batailley and may well usher in a new era for this fifth-growth chateau that is capable of producing great wine. The tannins are sweet and the wine has an opulence and richness that is rare for a Médoc in 2012. Drink it over the next 25 years.

Score: 92

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2015-2040 01 April 2015

Blackish purple. Unusually savoury .. Meat-extract notes. Interesting! Then sweet and voluptuous on the palate. Very different structure to the St-Juliens. Big and bold and makes a splash. I might have guessed a Pichon if they participated in the UGC blind tasting.. Just cuts off a little suddenly on the finish.

Score: 17 - 18

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2022-2038 24 April 2013