The 2008 is a brilliant example of what a switched on producer can do in this very good but underrated vintage. Some of the more idiotic critics wrote this one off before the fruit was in the winery, but a visit just before harvest showed very healthy grapes with thick skins and very tasty! This is reflected in the finished wine, which is quite approachable for Batailley at this age. Proper claret, old girl. (CW 19/11/14)
- Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
- Wine Style
- Dominant Grape
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Farming Style
- Closure Style
- drink or keep
- Bottle Size
- Case Quantity
- Wine Score
- 90 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, May 2011
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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 points
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