Medoc CC and St Emilion 1GCC 2003

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The pasting that this heatwave received, 10 years on, from our panel was not wholly unexpected. 'Okay', 'sound' and 'drinkable' were descriptors reserved for only the best wines. See the top rated Medoc crus classes and St Emilion premiers grands crus classes 2003s here...
Medoc Crus Classes 2003, St Emilion grands crus classes 2003, Chateau Batailley 2003
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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.
Alc 13%
Drink 2013–2025
Price £33–£59 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants