Forward ripe Cabernet fruit. Nice freshness with fine rounded tannins. Very attractive with some coffee and smoky spice on the finish. Lovely balance. Proper Pauillac - a gentleman`s claret! Always represents great value for money. 92-94 points. (Unc 05/04/11)
- Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
- Wine Style
- Dominant Grape
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Farming Style
- Closure Style
- drink or keep
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- Wine Score
- 89-91+ points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, May 2011
93-95 points, Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2011
90-91 points, Jean-Marc Quarin, quarin.com, April 2011
90-93 points, Ian D`Agata, International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 2011
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Elegant crushed rock, red and black currant, spice box and earth notes result in a classic Pauillac to smell and taste. Dark ruby/purple-colored, slightly austere because of the robust tannins, beautifully pure and built for the long haul, patience of 5-7 years will be required and this 2010 should keep for 25+ years. 89-91+ points.
A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon (compared to 74% in 2009), 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc cropped at 36hl/ha. Philippe Casteja said that they picked quite late, the last Cabernet coming in on the 19th October (about three days later than in 2009.) The alcohol level comes in at 13.5 degrees. The Batailley ’10 has quite a creamy, sensual bouquet with macerated black fruits, a touch of crushed raspberry and a hint of vanilla pod. The definition is very fine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, tensile tannins, a very good sense of symmetry that was discovered with the 2009, with the vintages telltale signs of graphite on the long finish. Very impressive. Quintessential Pauillac. Tasted April 2011. 93-95 points
Dark-hued wine. Refined nose of fruit. Superb on entry. Average density on the palate - I expected more - with plenty of taste and a substantial body laced with refined and lingering tannins. The score could well go up if the press wine has not yet been added to the blend. 90-91 points
Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration. 90-93
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