ITEM 110033

2005 Chateau Batailley Pauillac

$99.98

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Wine Rating:

93WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

Tasted at the Batailley vertical tasting at the château, 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 mineralité. 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.

Review Date: June 2017