The estate has enjoyed a solid reputation for years and wine critics have been rather impress with the refined and complex wines produced on site. Chateau Batailley is seen as an affordable ‘true Pauillac’ style.
Nose has started to open and reveals mulberry, wild strawberry and leather aromas with a touch of minerality. A refined and well balanced Pauillac with fine tannin.
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.- 90 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate