Château Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.134 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

The 2018 Spring Confrerie dinner was a wonderful time with some great Alsatian wines (and non-Alsatian wines) and fantastic food!

Drinking wonderfully! I believe this had about 3 hours of bottle decanting before it was served and that must have been the sweet spot. Incredibly floral on the nose with a touch of classic left bank leather and tobacco. Well integrated tannins, blackberries, currant, plum, and a jelly note on the finish. Really enjoyed this.

The 2018 Spring Confrerie dinner was a wonderful time with some great Alsatian wines (and non-Alsatian wines) and fantastic food!

Drinking wonderfully! I believe this had about 3 hours of bottle decanting before it was served and that must have been the sweet spot. Incredibly floral on the nose with a touch of classic left bank leather and tobacco. Well integrated tannins, blackberries, currant, plum, and a jelly note on the finish. Really enjoyed this.

Mar 18th, 2018
Rafael Landestoy

Beautiful and classic Bordeaux.

Beautiful and classic Bordeaux.

Aug 21st, 2016
Zoe Shyn

Left bank still taking me a while....

Left bank still taking me a while....

Sep 10th, 2014
Jimmy Örnewald

Godamned delicious!!! Why wait? Drink now!

Godamned delicious!!! Why wait? Drink now!

Apr 10th, 2014
Nigel Waller

Smooth and well balanced but levels of acidity suggest it will keep longer.

Smooth and well balanced but levels of acidity suggest it will keep longer.

Jan 25th, 2020
James Forsyth

Delicious, slightly earthy, blackcurrent and blackberries. Good depth and very open right now, as has been the case for a few 2009s I've tasted recently.

Delicious, slightly earthy, blackcurrent and blackberries. Good depth and very open right now, as has been the case for a few 2009s I've tasted recently.

Jun 6th, 2017
Joel Hammett

Expressive but still primary. Tannins are mouth puckering. Needs time but it should cone together nicely.

Expressive but still primary. Tannins are mouth puckering. Needs time but it should cone together nicely.

Nov 7th, 2016
Joel Hammett

Earthy, tobacco, tart red fruit, a little green pepper, hint of coffee. Drinking well with a 2 hr decant.

Earthy, tobacco, tart red fruit, a little green pepper, hint of coffee. Drinking well with a 2 hr decant.

May 25th, 2015
Lesa Gough

Great wine, good vintage for drinking now or saving.

Great wine, good vintage for drinking now or saving.

Mar 15th, 2014
Seth Hanstrom

Ed introduced me to this. Really loved it!

Ed introduced me to this. Really loved it!

Nov 11th, 2013