October 3, 2021 - In very good condition indeed. Fully mature but not past it. Understated sweet blackcurrant and plum fruit still present on the palate, against a background of cigar box and dead leaves. More extensive note not taken; it complemented duck confit perfectly.
April 23, 2021 - Fantastisk doft direkt, stall och sårskorpa, rosor och bläck. Efter ett tag kommer lite sötare röd frukt fram tillsammans med läder och lite rök.
Även i munnen är det rätt söt mogen frukt men förvånansvärt låg syra. Tanninerna är obefintliga och det är verkligen en njutning att dricka även om jag tycker den hamnar i skymundan bakom La Fleur Petrus.
July 12, 2020 - Very evolved nose, a little bit maderized, very gamey and leather... Very light and totally integrated tannin, gamey, leather, soy sauce, very nice!
January 14, 2020 - Quelle belle surprise. Nez cuir, poivron. En bouche, ample, rond sur une longue finale. Tiens tête à Pavis, Pape Clément, Gazin également des 82.
November 29, 2019 - From magnum. Still very fruit forward for it's age, good color, and well balanced. Drinking relatively young for an 82 and will likely benefit from a bit more time, at least for magnums and other large formats.
July 28, 2019 - Excellent bottle from a good cellar, provenence known. Deep scarlet red in colour with little bricking. Extraordinarily youthful in appearance. Nose of blackcurrant, black cherry, coffee, bitter chocolate and cedar. Same on the palate with a wonderful salty tang of oyster shell. So fresh! The best of a number of 1982 Left Bank wines enjoyed over the past year. Plenty left in the tank but really in the zone right now.
June 12, 2019 - 82 Bordeaux (Piccolino, Liverpool Street Stn, London): Coffee and black currant leaf nose. Soft and silky. Really very attractive. Dark red fruit. Silky and elegant. Punching well above it’s weight. Confirms this as the best Batailley vintage I can remember tasting. ****
June 16, 2018 - Nice ruby color. Soft and supple. A bit light with mild tannin. Oak and fruit. Still has some life but need to drink up.
December 31, 2017 - A simply terrific showing. Leather, ash, umami and dark fruit nose. Leather, tar and dark cherry on the palate. Nice tangy dark cherry finish. Just wonderful accompanying a long, lazy cheese course of Tomme des Pyrénées, La Tur and Humboldt Fog. Excellent.
November 10, 2017 - Great wine, well balance, and what I like the most is that it's a kind of wine we can open and enjoy without decanted even in 35 yrs old vintage.