2008 Batailley (Pauillac)

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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2008 Batailley (Pauillac)

Media Reviews

Robert Parker

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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