Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: February 16, 2013 (JS-94)
Aromas of freshly sliced mushrooms and dark fruits. Full body, with an incredible depth of fruit and finesse here. The tannins are amazing quality. Love the texture. Give it four to five years of bottle age.
Source: March 2020 Week 1, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 6th Mar 2020 (RP-90)
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Batailley starts off quite cedary/oaky, opening out to reveal notes of preserved plums, blackcurrant cordial and new leather with touches of pencil shavings and bay leaves. Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid structure of firm, chewy tannins and loads of freshness framing the herb-sparked black fruit, finishing a little firm.
Drink Date 2020 – 2033
The 1st wine of the Château, designation of origin Pauillac, 5th Grand Cru Classé since 1855, is typical of Pauillac. With a beautiful dark ruby color, its nose reveals an elegant, rich and intense bouquet with aromas of black fruits and red fruits.
On the palate, it is well structured, balanced, with pronounced notes of blackcurrant and spices. It also offers a beautiful and long finish.
Considered a great wine for laying down, it ages extremely well and can be kept for many years before being tasted.