Medoc crus classes 2009
Château Batailley, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 18 SS 16
Rich, rewarding, deep aroma of ripe black fruit. Good natural fruit and middle sweetness with tannins well hidden beneath layers of satiny, luscious fruit. Suspect this is closing up now and it needs a good few years to unfurl.
Price £37–£48 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier