chateau batailley 5eme cru classe, pauillac 2008
VINOUS
93
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
90

2008 chateau batailley 5eme cru classe, pauillac

Why We're Buying

If you're looking for exceptional value, Château Batailley is the place to start. The grand vin has gained a reputation for sophistication and complexity in recent years but remains affordable for a fifth-growth Bordeaux wine estate.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
93

Vinous

This has a cohesive nose: blackberry, cedar, just a faint hint of thyme – good definition and focus although not quite the thrilling clarity of Pichon Baron. This is a very “correct” Lynch Bages that reminds more a little of Latour, very pure black fruit, cedar, a touch of briary, a slight tertiary notes towards the finish. Very well balanced and defined, good length, nice persistency. Excellent – unadulterated Cabernet that should drink well over two decades.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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.