chateau batailley 5eme cru classe, pauillac 2012
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
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2012 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

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

From the famous château estate of the Castéja family, the 2012 Batailley is a very strong effort. This is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. A dense purple wine with loads of crème de cassis, blueberry notes, background forest floor and cedar, this is a strong effort from Batailley and may well usher in a new era for this fifth-growth chateau that is capable of producing great wine. The tannins are sweet and the wine has an opulence and richness that is rare for a Médoc in 2012. Drink it over the next 25 years. Drink: 2015 - 2040.