2016 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

2016 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

Critic score
94.75/100 info
Pricing
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Magnum
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In stock
£112.16
Case, 6 Magnums
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£672.96

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    85% Cabernet Sauvignon
    12% Merlot
    3% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2036info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)

Tasting notes

Lifted, sweet and very Pauillac on the nose. Thick and sweet on the palate though – rather different from the nose. Pretty sharp on the palate with some overtones of the right bank even though the nose is pure Pauillac. Quite a dramatic play, this wine! Drama in spades.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2017)
17+/20

The 2016 Batailley is a blend of 12% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 50h hectoliters per hectare. Matured in 60% new oak. It has an intense graphite infused bouquet with fine delineation, some freshly picked Pauillac mint coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that grip the mouth insistently; with graphite and tobacco-infused black fruit dominating, this a classically styled Batailley in the vein of previous vintages with the elegance coming through towards the finish.

Neal Martin, robertparker.com (May 2017)
(93—95)/100

I thought the 2015 defined the new Batailley, but this is fantastic. Full-bodied and so tannic and powerful. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and spices. Excellent finish. Very muscular. Tight and precise.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
95—96/100

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