Medoc CC and St Emilion 1GCC 2003
Château Batailley, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Ronan Sayburn MS 16 Steven Spurrier 16
Nose of spicy, briary fruit. Rich, full, concentrated, firm but ripe tannins, chewy and mineral, with rude vigour. Very Pauillac with forthright fruit character.
Price £33–£59 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants