Chateau Batailley 2019
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau Batailley
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Grapes Varieties: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon,25% Merlot,1% Petit Verdot
Classification: 5th Growth of 1855 Classification Production:
Alcohol: Packing: Original Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=95-96 A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
AG=94-96 The 2019 Batailley, picked 16 September until 7 October, has an impressive bouquet with plenty of concentration, though it manages to remain the traditional classic style associated with this Pauillac estate. Blackberry, forest floor and freshly rolled tobacco burst from the glass, demonstrating fine purity and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. I was most impressed by the balance and poise, almost as if it has a newfound sophistication very evident on the finish. This is a superb Batailley, one of the finest that I have encountered in recent years.
WA=93-95 Casting a deep garnet-purple colour, the 2019 Batailley offers up a beautiful perfume of candied violets, chocolate box and star anise over a core of cassis, stewed black cherries, espresso and wild blueberries plus a hint of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and lovely freshness supporting the generous black fruit preserves and coffee-laced layers, finishing long and fragrant.