Château Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1479 ratings
9.069 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

Steak & claret night! This big cabby southern Pauillac had tons of great currant fruit and plenty of richness. It reminded me a lot of the 1990 Baron- its neighbor closer to the Gironde. Straight from Bordeaux, bought with a strong dollar, this was affordable luxury with a prime "Chataberry"!

Steak & claret night! This big cabby southern Pauillac had tons of great currant fruit and plenty of richness. It reminded me a lot of the 1990 Baron- its neighbor closer to the Gironde. Straight from Bordeaux, bought with a strong dollar, this was affordable luxury with a prime "Chataberry"!

3 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2015
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.2

2000: medium Garnet. Showing very smoky, earthy and Brett notes, leather and meat. Lovely developed black fruit notes, good mineral notes. Medium + bodied, well integrated tannin (still slightly grainy) and quite good acid. Has 4-5 years on it. Very good.

2000: medium Garnet. Showing very smoky, earthy and Brett notes, leather and meat. Lovely developed black fruit notes, good mineral notes. Medium + bodied, well integrated tannin (still slightly grainy) and quite good acid. Has 4-5 years on it. Very good.

3 people found it helpfulMay 11th, 2015
Matty Wicksteed

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Cedar and gravel dominate on the nose, rose petal and some sweet smokiness, light bacon fat & underbrush, herbal certainly entering it's developed stage as the fruit takes a back seat (light cranberry & redcurrant). In the mouth this has amazing freshness, great acidity and umami notes on the red berry finish, wonderfully drinkable!

Cedar and gravel dominate on the nose, rose petal and some sweet smokiness, light bacon fat & underbrush, herbal certainly entering it's developed stage as the fruit takes a back seat (light cranberry & redcurrant). In the mouth this has amazing freshness, great acidity and umami notes on the red berry finish, wonderfully drinkable!

3 people found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2015
Michael Horkay

here's another surprise fifth growth from a great year. This wine had amazing fruit and complexity for an 82
Wow please seek other shit and leave these wines for me

here's another surprise fifth growth from a great year. This wine had amazing fruit and complexity for an 82
Wow please seek other shit and leave these wines for me

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2016
Lewis Chester

1959 vintage. Medium garnet. Some VA on the nose. Floral, hints of oak notes. Not a hell of a lot of fruit. Very astringent. Turning to vinegar? Tannin is still very much present and gives the wine a resolute structure. Finish is pretty darn good.

1959 vintage. Medium garnet. Some VA on the nose. Floral, hints of oak notes. Not a hell of a lot of fruit. Very astringent. Turning to vinegar? Tannin is still very much present and gives the wine a resolute structure. Finish is pretty darn good.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2015
Jonathan Maltus

Great with mates.

Great with mates.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2015
Steven Gullo

Showing very well. Red currant, roasted herbs, forest floor.

Showing very well. Red currant, roasted herbs, forest floor.

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2015
Mark Cartland

Definitely showing its age, but also displaying an underlying elegance.

Definitely showing its age, but also displaying an underlying elegance.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2015
Pam Starr

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

8.6

1966 bataillex was a great surprise. Elegant tannins a and the wine wine was alive and savory. The. Final stage

1966 bataillex was a great surprise. Elegant tannins a and the wine wine was alive and savory. The. Final stage

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.8

Peaked but still intriguing. Green pepper, mint, red plum.

Peaked but still intriguing. Green pepper, mint, red plum.

1 person found it helpfulMay 18th, 2014