Château Batailley 2016 (750ml)

Château Batailley 2016 (750ml)

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France
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$113.00
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The 2016 Batailley is a blend of 12% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 50h hectoliters per hectare. Matured in 60% new oak. It has an intense graphite infused bouquet with fine delineation, some freshly picked Pauillac mint coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that grip the mouth insistently; with graphite and tobacco-infused black fruit dominating, this a classically styled Batailley in the vein of previous vintages with the elegance coming through towards the finish. This is one of those wines that grows on you, perhaps not as easy or as charming to taste as other Pauillac 2016s at this stage, but knowing this property well, I know how it can blossom when it matters, which is when you and I drink it. (Barrel Sample) Neal Martin, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Batailley has an attractive, meaty bouquet with more red fruit than black, unlike many of its peers. With aeration it appears to gain more floral notes and lift. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, linear and focused, offering pencil lead, cedar and light spicy notes toward the conservative, controlled finish. A mocha-tinged aftertaste emanates from the oak. Good potential, but it needs time. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting. Neal Martin, Vinous

Classification: Fifth Growths in 1855 Bordeaux Classification

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Grape Varietal: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate (93-95) Points, Vinous 93+ Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2050