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Château Batailley

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2023
94
Soft, round, ripe, creamy, vibrant, black, and red fruits are all over the place here, in the nose, and on the palate. The wine has character, soft, creamy tannins, and the ability to be enjoyed in its youth, but as it ages as well. The wine is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. 13.7% ABV. 93-95 Pts.

Soft, round, ripe, creamy, vibrant, black, and red fruits are all over the place here, in the nose, and on the palate. The wine has character, soft, creamy tannins, and the ability to be enjoyed in its youth, but as it ages as well. The wine is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. 13.7% ABV. 93-95 Pts.

1,207 Views   Tasted
2023
88
Forward, soft, round, and fruity, with a core of ready-to-go currants, and cherries. This charmer will be perfect on release. Pauillac de Batailley is the 3rd wine of Batailley. Drink from 2026-2032. 87-89 Pts.

Forward, soft, round, and fruity, with a core of ready-to-go currants, and cherries. This charmer will be perfect on release. Pauillac de Batailley is the 3rd wine of Batailley. Drink from 2026-2032. 87-89 Pts.

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2022
96
Licorice, flowers, mint, peach, currants, blackberries, tobacco and wet forest floor aromatics create the nose. The palate is rich, supple, creamy, fresh, and loaded with sweet, blackberries, white pepper, plums, currants and spice. The wine is full-bodied, round, and concentrated, with a long endnote leaving you with peppery licorice, spearmint, and creme de cassis on the backend. The wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. 14.20% ABV. 3.7 pH. The harvest took place September 8 - September 27. Yields were 42 Hectoliters per hectare. 70% of the harvest was used to produce the Grand Vin. Drink from 2027-2055. 95-97 Pts.

Licorice, flowers, mint, peach, currants, blackberries, tobacco and wet forest floor aromatics create the nose. The palate is rich, supple, creamy, fresh, and loaded with sweet, blackberries, white pepper, plums, currants and spice. The wine is full-bodied, round, and concentrated, with a long endnote leaving you with peppery licorice, spearmint, and creme de cassis on the backend. The wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. 14.20% ABV. 3.7 pH. The harvest took place September 8 - September 27. Yields were 42 Hectoliters per hectare. 70% of the harvest was used to produce the Grand Vin. Drink from 2027-2055. 95-97 Pts.

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2021
93
Flowers, spice, espresso, black currants, black cherries and smoke pop in the nose. The palate is soft, polished, fresh and approachable. The fruits are sweet, creamy and long, with a refreshing mint and chocolate note that finds its way into the back of the finish. There is a lot of charm as well as freshness here. The wine blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2050.

Flowers, spice, espresso, black currants, black cherries and smoke pop in the nose. The palate is soft, polished, fresh and approachable. The fruits are sweet, creamy and long, with a refreshing mint and chocolate note that finds its way into the back of the finish. There is a lot of charm as well as freshness here. The wine blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2050.

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Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, fresh and chalky with nuances of chalk, tobacco leaf, forest floor, and red with black currants. The wine is soft and creamy with a nice sweetness on the elegantly-styled palate, there is a lot of charm as well as freshness here. The wine blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It is interesting to note that Batailley was the first major wine released from the 2021 vintage, and it was priced the same as the 2020 vintage. Time will tell if this was a good strategy or not. Drink from 2026-2049. 92-94

Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, fresh and chalky with nuances of chalk, tobacco leaf, forest floor, and red with black currants. The wine is soft and creamy with a nice sweetness on the elegantly-styled palate, there is a lot of charm as well as freshness here. The wine blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It is interesting to note that Batailley was the first major wine released from the 2021 vintage, and it was priced the same as the 2020 vintage. Time will tell if this was a good strategy or not. Drink from 2026-2049. 92-94

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2020
95
Sporting a deep hue, the wine pops with its display of black currants, blackberries, espresso, cedar, cigar wrapper and mint leaf. The wine is full-bodied, round, and concentrated, with layers of ripe, polished, dark red pit fruits and berries, creamy tannins, and vibrancy, all of which make you go back for sip after sip. Drink from 2027-2055.

Sporting a deep hue, the wine pops with its display of black currants, blackberries, espresso, cedar, cigar wrapper and mint leaf. The wine is full-bodied, round, and concentrated, with layers of ripe, polished, dark red pit fruits and berries, creamy tannins, and vibrancy, all of which make you go back for sip after sip. Drink from 2027-2055.

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Deep in color, the wine opens quickly with aromas of tobacco leaf, spicy currants, cedar, flowers, cigar box and blackberries. Full-bodied, round, concentrated and with ripe, polished, creamy tannins, the wine finishes with spicy, red berries, savory herbs and a refreshing spearmint note. Give this at least 8 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 2-3 decades. 93-95 Pts

Deep in color, the wine opens quickly with aromas of tobacco leaf, spicy currants, cedar, flowers, cigar box and blackberries. Full-bodied, round, concentrated and with ripe, polished, creamy tannins, the wine finishes with spicy, red berries, savory herbs and a refreshing spearmint note. Give this at least 8 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 2-3 decades. 93-95 Pts

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2019
95
Fresh, bright, crisp, vibrant and polished, the wine is packed with ripe, sweet, juicy, creme de cassis, blackberries, tobacco leaf, cigar box and leafy herbs. Medium/full-bodied, lifted, vibrant, refined and chewy, the red berry finish builds and lingers with its freshness, spicy, peppery tones and ripe tannins. As good as this is now, if you age it for a few years, it is going to be an even better experience. Drink from 2027-2055.

Fresh, bright, crisp, vibrant and polished, the wine is packed with ripe, sweet, juicy, creme de cassis, blackberries, tobacco leaf, cigar box and leafy herbs. Medium/full-bodied, lifted, vibrant, refined and chewy, the red berry finish builds and lingers with its freshness, spicy, peppery tones and ripe tannins. As good as this is now, if you age it for a few years, it is going to be an even better experience. Drink from 2027-2055.

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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. 94-96 Pts

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. 94-96 Pts

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2018
94
Chewy, crisp, fresh and lively in character, the wine is packed with herbs, tobacco leaf, dark currants, espresso and cedar. More savory than sweet, with a noticeable, classic crunchy character on the palate, the finish really lingers. Nearly forward in style, this is a charming Pauillac that will age for at least 2-3 decades with little effort.

Chewy, crisp, fresh and lively in character, the wine is packed with herbs, tobacco leaf, dark currants, espresso and cedar. More savory than sweet, with a noticeable, classic crunchy character on the palate, the finish really lingers. Nearly forward in style, this is a charming Pauillac that will age for at least 2-3 decades with little effort.

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The crème de cassis is strong here and it's the perfect match for the full-bodied, ripe, round, dark, fresh, spicy red berry palate. The tannins are powerful, yet refined, which is perfect for all that juicy, peppery fruit in the finish. If you can wait and give this wine 7-9 years or more before popping a cork, you will experience all of its true Pauillac character. The wine was made from blending 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.5% ABV. 92-94 Pts

The crème de cassis is strong here and it's the perfect match for the full-bodied, ripe, round, dark, fresh, spicy red berry palate. The tannins are powerful, yet refined, which is perfect for all that juicy, peppery fruit in the finish. If you can wait and give this wine 7-9 years or more before popping a cork, you will experience all of its true Pauillac character. The wine was made from blending 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.5% ABV. 92-94 Pts

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2017
92
Floral, crisp, and fresh, with a touch of spearmint that sits on top of the red currants, and cherries. The wine is medium-bodied, open, bright, and almost vibrant on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2024-2042.

Floral, crisp, and fresh, with a touch of spearmint that sits on top of the red currants, and cherries. The wine is medium-bodied, open, bright, and almost vibrant on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2024-2042.

2,897 Views   Tasted
Cigar box, tobacco, crème de cassis and forestry create the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine offers soft, polished, dark red fruits, spice, blackberry and tobacco. Nearly forward in style, this is a charming Pauillac that will age for at least 2 decades with little effort. The wine was made from blending 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.6% ABV.

Cigar box, tobacco, crème de cassis and forestry create the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine offers soft, polished, dark red fruits, spice, blackberry and tobacco. Nearly forward in style, this is a charming Pauillac that will age for at least 2 decades with little effort. The wine was made from blending 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.6% ABV.

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2016
93
If you like, and coax the glass just a but you can find cigar box, tobacco, truffle, smoke and blackberries. The wine is medium/full bodied with round tannins and a crispy bite of cassis in the almost creamy finish. Give the wine 7-10 years in the cellar for the Pauillac firmness to subside and ennjoy it over the following 2 decades or more. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

If you like, and coax the glass just a but you can find cigar box, tobacco, truffle, smoke and blackberries. The wine is medium/full bodied with round tannins and a crispy bite of cassis in the almost creamy finish. Give the wine 7-10 years in the cellar for the Pauillac firmness to subside and ennjoy it over the following 2 decades or more. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

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Classic in nature, the cassis has a crispness to its that character you can bite into. Full-bodied, with sweetness to the fruits, freshness, you can easily find nuances of tobacco, cigar wrapper, cedarwood and hints of black pepper. The tannins are ripe and the structure is here for long-term aging potential.

Classic in nature, the cassis has a crispness to its that character you can bite into. Full-bodied, with sweetness to the fruits, freshness, you can easily find nuances of tobacco, cigar wrapper, cedarwood and hints of black pepper. The tannins are ripe and the structure is here for long-term aging potential.

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Cassis and blackberries, creamy tannins, juicy, fresh berries, medium/full bodied with a blast of sweet, black currants in the finish, the wine has freshness, fruit and length and could be the best vintage in the history of the estate. Made from a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, this wine reached 13.5% ABV. The Grand Vin represents 70% of the harvest. The picking took place from October 3 to October 10. This is one of the latest harvests in the history of the property.

Cassis and blackberries, creamy tannins, juicy, fresh berries, medium/full bodied with a blast of sweet, black currants in the finish, the wine has freshness, fruit and length and could be the best vintage in the history of the estate. Made from a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, this wine reached 13.5% ABV. The Grand Vin represents 70% of the harvest. The picking took place from October 3 to October 10. This is one of the latest harvests in the history of the property.

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2015
92
Tasty style of Pauillac, with soft tannins, concentration, dark red fruits and a blast of juicy, ripe, cassis, tobacco and very dark chocolate on the palate. This wine has freshness, with traditional Pauillac character. Give it 6-8 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

Tasty style of Pauillac, with soft tannins, concentration, dark red fruits and a blast of juicy, ripe, cassis, tobacco and very dark chocolate on the palate. This wine has freshness, with traditional Pauillac character. Give it 6-8 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

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In the middle or at the top of my initial score range is where this is going to end up. The quality of the cassis is strong on this one. Full bodied, fresh and earthy, and already with a cigar in its mouth, this is a very good Paullac.

In the middle or at the top of my initial score range is where this is going to end up. The quality of the cassis is strong on this one. Full bodied, fresh and earthy, and already with a cigar in its mouth, this is a very good Paullac.

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Sun-ripened blackberries, thyme and a hint of forest floor give way to a blast of succulent cassis, dark chocolate and tobacco on the palate. This wine has freshness, ripe tannins and a juicy, crisp finish with traditional Pauillac character. Made from a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, this wine reached 13.25% ABV. The Grand Vin represents 60% of the harvest. 91 - 93 Pts

Sun-ripened blackberries, thyme and a hint of forest floor give way to a blast of succulent cassis, dark chocolate and tobacco on the palate. This wine has freshness, ripe tannins and a juicy, crisp finish with traditional Pauillac character. Made from a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, this wine reached 13.25% ABV. The Grand Vin represents 60% of the harvest. 91 - 93 Pts

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2014
92
A sold example of a classic Pauillac, when the word classic is a good thing. Ripe, juicy, crisp and sweet, fresh cassis, with soft, but stern tannins that demand time in the cellar. A decade of patience will allow the tobacco, cedar and earthy notes to make their presence known, once the wine softens and comes together. The wine was made from a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.

A sold example of a classic Pauillac, when the word classic is a good thing. Ripe, juicy, crisp and sweet, fresh cassis, with soft, but stern tannins that demand time in the cellar. A decade of patience will allow the tobacco, cedar and earthy notes to make their presence known, once the wine softens and comes together. The wine was made from a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.

5,897 Views   Tasted
2013
88
Medium bodied with crisp red berries and tobacco and espresso on the nose, this lighter, uncomplicated style of Pauillac—produced from a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot—will show best in its youth. 87-89 Pts.

Medium bodied with crisp red berries and tobacco and espresso on the nose, this lighter, uncomplicated style of Pauillac—produced from a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot—will show best in its youth. 87-89 Pts.

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2012
91
The blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot produced a wine with cassis, black cherry, earth and a hint of oak on the nose, soft tannins and classic, Cabernet Sauvignon finish. This is showing much better in bottle than it did in barrel, which is always a good sign.

The blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot produced a wine with cassis, black cherry, earth and a hint of oak on the nose, soft tannins and classic, Cabernet Sauvignon finish. This is showing much better in bottle than it did in barrel, which is always a good sign.

5,200 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Forward, medium-bodied, early drinking, correct Pauillac with a fresh, bright character, ending with slightly dusty tannins, blackberry, cassis and a hint of cranberry in the background.

Forward, medium-bodied, early drinking, correct Pauillac with a fresh, bright character, ending with slightly dusty tannins, blackberry, cassis and a hint of cranberry in the background.

4,325 Views   Tasted
2010
93
Only a few more years of bottle age has added a lot to this wine. Juicy cassis, blackberry, tobacco, smoke, cedar aromatics pop with no effort. Refined tannins and an elegant, medium.full bodied palate presence, with a bite of cassis in the end note are what you'll find here. This should be close to peak with another 7-8 years or so of age, and continue from there offering nice drinking for another decade or 2.

Only a few more years of bottle age has added a lot to this wine. Juicy cassis, blackberry, tobacco, smoke, cedar aromatics pop with no effort. Refined tannins and an elegant, medium.full bodied palate presence, with a bite of cassis in the end note are what you'll find here. This should be close to peak with another 7-8 years or so of age, and continue from there offering nice drinking for another decade or 2.

8,553 Views   Tasted
A very nice Pauillac filled with cassis, blackberry, olive tapenade, earth and some cigar box notes. From a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. the wine has good concentration of flavor, ripe, but noticeable tannins and rich, spicy, cassis filled finish. This will only get better with time.

A very nice Pauillac filled with cassis, blackberry, olive tapenade, earth and some cigar box notes. From a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. the wine has good concentration of flavor, ripe, but noticeable tannins and rich, spicy, cassis filled finish. This will only get better with time.

11,388 Views   Tasted
2009
93
Showing much better than it did just a few years ago, the wine has added a lot of weight and character. Now you find loads of cassis, black currants, leafy herbs, tobacco, and pepper nuances. Rich and with ample depth, the wine looks like it has a solid future. Drink from 2025-2045.

Showing much better than it did just a few years ago, the wine has added a lot of weight and character. Now you find loads of cassis, black currants, leafy herbs, tobacco, and pepper nuances. Rich and with ample depth, the wine looks like it has a solid future. Drink from 2025-2045.

5,839 Views   Tasted
Leafy green aromas, forest floor, wet earth, campfire and earthy red fruits hit your glass easily. On the palate, the wine is soft, medium bodied, and spicy, with an earthy red pit fruit finish. This is in its prime time drinking window, so enjoy this classic Pauillac over the next decade or two with ease.

Leafy green aromas, forest floor, wet earth, campfire and earthy red fruits hit your glass easily. On the palate, the wine is soft, medium bodied, and spicy, with an earthy red pit fruit finish. This is in its prime time drinking window, so enjoy this classic Pauillac over the next decade or two with ease.

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From a blend of 74% Caberent Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and equal parts Cabert Franc and Petit Verdot, this could be one of the best values in Pauillac from the 2009 vintage. Filled with fresh, blackberry, earth, cedar, tobacco and earth, soft tannins, round textures and a rich, delicious, earthy, ripe cassis and spice finish.

From a blend of 74% Caberent Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and equal parts Cabert Franc and Petit Verdot, this could be one of the best values in Pauillac from the 2009 vintage. Filled with fresh, blackberry, earth, cedar, tobacco and earth, soft tannins, round textures and a rich, delicious, earthy, ripe cassis and spice finish.

13,317 Views   Tasted
2008
91
Young, as you would expect, the wine is solidly built, with crisp, red, bright, but still juicy, fruits. Medium/full bodied, with hints of secondary nuances starting to pop out, the finish offers classically styled, bright, red berries, pepper and cassis. Give it another 5 years or so. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Young, as you would expect, the wine is solidly built, with crisp, red, bright, but still juicy, fruits. Medium/full bodied, with hints of secondary nuances starting to pop out, the finish offers classically styled, bright, red berries, pepper and cassis. Give it another 5 years or so. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

6,748 Views   Tasted
2007
90
My British friends would call this a perfect example of a luncheon Claret, and they are right. Fully ready to go, the wine is medium bodied, with a tobacco, cedar, dark red fruit and earthy, forest nose. The wine does not offer volume or weight, but its fresh, earthy, soft and with a bright, red, earthy, slightly herbal finish.

My British friends would call this a perfect example of a luncheon Claret, and they are right. Fully ready to go, the wine is medium bodied, with a tobacco, cedar, dark red fruit and earthy, forest nose. The wine does not offer volume or weight, but its fresh, earthy, soft and with a bright, red, earthy, slightly herbal finish.

3,582 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Still deep in color, with cigar box, cassis, fresh herbs and spice filled aromatics, the wine is medium/full bodied, with good freshness and crisp, red fruits in the finish. This is just starting to enter its prime time drinking window. But there is no hurry to drink it as should have at least a few decades of life and evolution in its future.

Still deep in color, with cigar box, cassis, fresh herbs and spice filled aromatics, the wine is medium/full bodied, with good freshness and crisp, red fruits in the finish. This is just starting to enter its prime time drinking window. But there is no hurry to drink it as should have at least a few decades of life and evolution in its future.

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Firm, tannic, structured and filled with cassis, smoke, earth and tobacco, give this at least another 5 or more years for the tannins to soften.

Firm, tannic, structured and filled with cassis, smoke, earth and tobacco, give this at least another 5 or more years for the tannins to soften.

4,375 Views   Tasted
2005
92
Classic Pauillac, with tannin, structure. freshness, crisp fruit, firm elegance and a blast of cassis, cedar and tobacco. Still young, and seems to be holding some of its cards in reserve. Clearly, this has improved over the past decade and will definitely be more interesting to drink with another 5 years of bottle age.

Classic Pauillac, with tannin, structure. freshness, crisp fruit, firm elegance and a blast of cassis, cedar and tobacco. Still young, and seems to be holding some of its cards in reserve. Clearly, this has improved over the past decade and will definitely be more interesting to drink with another 5 years of bottle age.

5,963 Views   Tasted
From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine is dark in color, with cassis, stone, plum and tobacco scents. With ample chewy tannins, good concentration of flavor and freshness, this traditionally styled Pauillac needs at least another decade before it softens and comes together.

From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine is dark in color, with cassis, stone, plum and tobacco scents. With ample chewy tannins, good concentration of flavor and freshness, this traditionally styled Pauillac needs at least another decade before it softens and comes together.

9,894 Views   Tasted
2004
89
Medium bodied, with fresh cassis, tobacco and cedar wood aromas, the tannins are fine, with no harshness, but there is an herbal, olive note in the finish some tasters will like more than others.

Medium bodied, with fresh cassis, tobacco and cedar wood aromas, the tannins are fine, with no harshness, but there is an herbal, olive note in the finish some tasters will like more than others.

4,137 Views   Tasted
2003
91
Nice, well priced, medium bodied, ready to drink classy Pauillac with loads of ripe, sweet fruit, tobacco, wet earth and thyme on the nose. There is freshness along with soft, dark red fruits and cassis in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Nice, well priced, medium bodied, ready to drink classy Pauillac with loads of ripe, sweet fruit, tobacco, wet earth and thyme on the nose. There is freshness along with soft, dark red fruits and cassis in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

3,840 Views   Tasted
2001
89
Medium-bodied, fully mature, cassis focused wine with a nice pencil, cigar wrapper, cedar and herb-filled edge on the nose and palate. Not very deep, but quite charming and easy to drink. No decanting needed, just pop and pour or a splash decant is more than ample here.

Medium-bodied, fully mature, cassis focused wine with a nice pencil, cigar wrapper, cedar and herb-filled edge on the nose and palate. Not very deep, but quite charming and easy to drink. No decanting needed, just pop and pour or a splash decant is more than ample here.

2,465 Views   Tasted
2000
90
This has a lot of easy to like Pauillac charm with its cedar, cassis, tobacco and earthy profile. Tannic, giving the wine a backbone and the ability to age, but the tannins are not overwhelming, this classic wine is fine to drink now, but another 2-3 years will add more complexity to the wine.

This has a lot of easy to like Pauillac charm with its cedar, cassis, tobacco and earthy profile. Tannic, giving the wine a backbone and the ability to age, but the tannins are not overwhelming, this classic wine is fine to drink now, but another 2-3 years will add more complexity to the wine.

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1990
87
Full developed, classic in style, with a strong lean to the bright, cassis and cranberry side of the classic, leaner style range, the wine offers notes of herbs, tobacco, green herb and leafy essences in the nose and palate. This is fully mature.

Full developed, classic in style, with a strong lean to the bright, cassis and cranberry side of the classic, leaner style range, the wine offers notes of herbs, tobacco, green herb and leafy essences in the nose and palate. This is fully mature.

4,965 Views   Tasted
1982
91
Classic style of Left Bank Bordeaux with a blast of cedar wood, tobacco, burnt wood, cigar box, cherry and cassis on the nose. Medium bodied, slightly stern in character, with a hint of rusticity in the tannins, the finish was fresh, with an earthy, spicy, red berry and cranberry ending. Fully mature, this was just popped and poured...

Classic style of Left Bank Bordeaux with a blast of cedar wood, tobacco, burnt wood, cigar box, cherry and cassis on the nose. Medium bodied, slightly stern in character, with a hint of rusticity in the tannins, the finish was fresh, with an earthy, spicy, red berry and cranberry ending. Fully mature, this was just popped and poured...

4,546 Views   Tasted
1929
93
Sensual, with that silky, patina of age, sweet cassis and cherry, with Cuban cigars, tobacco, ash and earth. What a treat!

Sensual, with that silky, patina of age, sweet cassis and cherry, with Cuban cigars, tobacco, ash and earth. What a treat!

1,969 Views   Tasted