80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot,1% Cabernet Franc,1% Petit Verdot
Chateau Batailley 2012 is of dark purple colour. The open bouquet comes with a sweet creamy blackcurrant fruit, blueberries, cedar wood, smoke, liquorice and chocolate. Rounded and sweet tannins with a very good full-bodied structure on the palate, it is dense with very good depth, complex and a long finish.
"Dense colour, meaty, slightly gamey fruit, some spice and lift, quite open and forward." Steven Spurrier, Decanter, April 2013
"Blackish purple. Unusually savoury – meat-extract notes. Interesting! Then sweet and voluptuous on the palate. Very different structure to the St-Juliens. Big and bold and makes a splash. I might have guessed a Pichon if they participated in the UGC blind tasting… Just cuts off a little suddenly on the finish." Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com, 24 April 2013
"A serious yet surprisingly precocious and supple-textured Pauillac, the dense ruby/purple-colored, medium to full-bodied 2012 Batailley exhibits sweet, nicely textured tannins along with plenty of black fruit, forest floor, underbrush and cedar characteristics. Ripe, fruity and exceptionally well-made, it will benefit from several years of cellaring, and can be drunk over the following 15 years." Robert Parker - Wine Advocate #206 - Apr 2013