Batailley 2009

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £500.00 3 cs BUY

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Wine Advocate

The finest Batailley I have had in many years, the dense purple-colored 2009 exhibits a boatload of tannin as well as sweet, caramelized, black currant fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, cedarwood and smoke, a full-bodied mouthfeel and the aforementioned high, but sweet, well-integrated tannin displaying no jaggedness. Batailley often requires considerable patience as it can be one of the longest-lived Pauillacs. Atypically for Batailley, the 2009 should be ready to drink in 5-7 years and keep for three decades. Drink 2017-2047.
94 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)

89pts - The medium to deep garnet colored 2009 Batailley has a maturing, earthy/broody nose with notions of scorched earth and sweaty leather over a core of blue and black fruit preserves, fried herbs and rusty nails. Firm and medium to full-bodied with a chewy texture, it has a rather rustic finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

Neal Martin

The 2009 Batailley seems a little closed on the nose at first and needs more encouragement than its peers, eventually unfurling with cedar and graphite infused black fruit, slightly earthy in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, quite linear and poised with a touch of cracked black pepper on the finish. Excellent. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. -, March 2019

Wine Spectator

A chewy core of black currant, tobacco and roasted apple wood stretches out through the grip-framed finish. Fresh acidity rides underneath to keep it all lively. A solid version, with a throwback hint. Best from 2013 through 2023.
– James Molesworth (, March 2012)

James Suckling

A rich yet dry Pauillac that's now very attractive to drink and has a good harmony in spite of the generous alcohol. Long, supple finish. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott,, March 2019

Antonio Galloni

Inky ruby. Red fruits, licorice, dried herbs and cedary oak on the nose. Then dense and fine-grained in the mouth, with a distinctly cool quality to the blackcurrant jelly, red cherry and candied violet flavors. This rich, smooth wine boasts lovely depth of flavor and finishes with a strong herbal aftertaste and mounting, mouthcoating tannins. A very successful Batailley to forget about in your cellar for 6 to 8 years, and then enjoy for another 15 to 20 after that.
– Ian D'Agata (, May 2010)