Ch. Batailley is one of our (and our customers') perennial favourites, and in
2006 this is once again one of the best value wines in Bordeaux. It is
quintessential Pauillac with layers of creamy, ripe blackcurrant and plum fruit
and hints of mint. Batailley's 2006 is not a blockbuster but it is rich,
generous and stylish for the vintage and should age extremely well. Another
triumph from owner Philippe CastÃ©ja. Drink: 2012-2020.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Wine Advocate(1990 Vintage) Rating: (86-87) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 81 on Jun-92
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Pure aromas of cassis, blueberry, kirsch, violet, licorice, menthol and graphite. Juicy and penetrating, with dark berry, mineral and graphite flavors. Lovely ripe acidity gives this well-stuffed wine excellent clarity and grip. Finishes with sneaky length, the firm but ripe tannins spreading out to coat the palate. Offers unusually strong potential for this wine.
Decanter(1995 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Restrained but intense spicy cassis nose. Intense, rich blackcurrant fruit; firm tannins.