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2005 Batailley Batailley Bordeaux Pauillac France Still wine

2005 Batailley

Batailley

91Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted at the Batailley vertical tasting at the chateau, the 2005 Batailley continues to be an excellent Pauillac that I suspect is overshadowed by some of its more illustrious and, let's not forget, more expensive neighbors. Here, it has an effervescent bouquet with vibrant red berry fruit and superb mineralite. This is extremely well focused, with hints of rose petal emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannin than in previous years. I feel there is still some oak to be fully absorbed, so don't be afraid to cellar this 2005 for another four or five years; but, even at this early stage, you can appreciate its precision on the graphite-infused finish. The 2005 Batailley is where the estate began its upward swing that is continuing to this day. Tasted April 2016. Jun 2017, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 93/100

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