Red

2012 Château Batailley

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2018 - 2028 (Edit)
CT90.9 55 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • psmerr Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 18, 2021 - Drinking beautifully now. Warm cedary with a good core of fruit and velvety tannins on the finish. I can see the wine staying on this plateau for a few years.

  • helgemo73 wrote:

    September 9, 2021 - Great👌

  • EwanLB Likes this wine:

    June 1, 2021 - Very nice, drank with Tab

  • Albert Wong wrote: 90 points

    May 8, 2021 - Drank this wine for Mother's Day along with:
    2008 Chateau Rauzan-Segla and 1997 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

    NOSE
    Intensity: medium-
    Cigar, black fruits, plum, blueberry,
    Last pour had intense red cherry flavours

    PALATE
    Body: medium
    Acidity: medium+
    Intensity: medium-
    Subtle meat flavours, ham, cigar, tobacco, plum, stone fruit, blueberry muffin

    TEXTURE
    Tannins: medium-
    So so in terms of texture. Didn't get rounder throughout the night. Felt a bit watery and thin.

    BALANCE
    Ok balance. Comfortable and smooth

    COMPLEXITY
    Little change throughout 1.5 hours. Not significant.

    FINISH
    Length: medium
    Like smoking a cigar. Smoky

    CONCLUSION
    Readiness: Drink now. Maybe 10 years left in drinking window.
    Perhaps could have decanted the bottle before drinking - which could have helped improve the flavours as well as helped the wine become a bit fuller and rounder.
    The weakest of the 3 wines we tried on this night.

  • KingBossKoopa Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 22, 2021 - I like it, it's interesting

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Decanter

  • By Natasha Hughes MW
    12 classic French wines, 3/20/2020 (link)

    (Château Batailley, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    9/22/2017 (link)

    (Ch Batailley Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2016, 11/1/2016 (link)

    (Château Batailley Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/20/2016 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/23/2014 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Steven Spurrier
    Bordeaux 2012 results: Pauillac, 4/19/2013 (link)

    (Château Batailley, Pauillac, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2013 (link)

    (Ch Batailley Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2013, 4/1/2013 (link)

    (Château Batailley Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2013, Issue #44, The 2012 Bordeaux Vintage: A Very Inconsistent, But Classically-Proportioned Year

    (Château Batailly) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • Issue #54 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Batailley
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 3249990013332, 3249990214791, 3249990216092

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 285 (10%)
  • In Cellars 2,058 (74%)
  • Consumed 425 (15%)

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Beef and Venison, lammas, Pihvi, siipikarja, vasikka

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