A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Score: 95-96/100James Suckling
The 2019 Batailley, picked 16 September until 7 October, has an impressive bouquet with plenty of concentration, though it manages to remain the traditional classic style associated with this Pauillac estate. Blackberry, forest floor and freshly rolled tobacco burst from the glass, demonstrating fine purity and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. I was most impressed by the balance and poise, almost as if it has a newfound sophistication very evident on the finish. This is a superb Batailley, one of the finest that I have encountered in recent years.
Score: 94-96/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2026-2060
Cassis, vanilla, cigar smoke, tobacco and forest leaf scents kick off the perfume. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and tannic. The tannins are ripe, round and refined, allowing the wine to build and expand while it lingers. If it continues to develop along these lines, it will prove to be an even better wine, deserving a higher score. The wine was made from blending 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.
Score: 94-96/100Jeff Leve
More Pauillac character than the Lynch Moussas, this is where you get the characteristic slate, pencil lead and menthol against the beautiful rich cassis and a confident tannic frame. I've had a number of 2009 and 2010 vintages of Batailley recently that have totally sung at 10 years old and you can easily see that this vintage will deliver the same enjoyment.
Score: 94-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2028-2042
Ripe generous fruit aroma, dense yet supple tannin structure – fully resolved. The wine has a very good framework, even set tannins with the fruit being more on the black/ blue and plummy fruit spectrum – generous and fleshy with nice mid palate concentration, and fully integrated with the tannins. Jammy fruits but balanced and light graphite minerality provides integrated finish.
Score: -/FINE+RARE Tasting Note