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2021 Batailley Batailley Bordeaux Pauillac France Still wine

2021 Batailley

Batailley

92Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red
primeurEn Primeur
drink-now2025-2050

The team here waited until 11th October to pick their Cabernet Sauvignon, making them one of the last in the vineyards of Pauillac. The risk paid off, giving them ripe tannins and a richness not found at all addresses. It’s one of the best Batailley’s we’ve tasted – elegant, fresh and typically old-school Pauillac. There’s an enticing sweetness to the nose, with vanilla and baking spice (from 60% new oak), backed up by ripe red plum fruit and cassis. Having waited for their Cabernet to ripen, there’s a lovely density and structure to the wine, with chalky tannins that provide good grip, while the year’s cool conditions give balance and freshness. They chaptalised to reach a modest 13% alcohol, but it’s beautifully integrated. Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

FINE+RARE  (April 2022)

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 25 Marketplace£165.00
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