chateau batailley 5eme cru classe, pauillac 2008

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

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.

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