• sjw_11 Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 21, 2021 - Mid red. Lovely claret style nose. Red berry notes, a complementary touch of green, a bit of spice. Quite cool and fragrant which carries through on the palate. Quite firm tannins still to close. This is drinking nicely today, though certainly the structure is there to see it through a further spell in the cellar. Very pleasant.

  • andreel wrote: 89 points

    April 11, 2020 - Seems ready to drink. We preferred it before decanting rather than after

  • tonythepony wrote:

    March 25, 2018 - Much too young - drunk alongside a 2003 and whilst it showed promise, was still very tannic and closed. Will keep the rest for another 5 years at least.

  • deetz Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 1, 2018 - Tasted on day three. Floral notes, violets, Cranberry, kirsch cherry liquor, peppercorn. Approachable palate. Drinking well now, admittedly after being open for a few days.

  • Man in Black wrote:

    March 14, 2017 - Deep ruby. Moderate aromas of black currants, dark plums, cedar, cinnamon, vanilla and liquorice.

    It is dry in the mouth with a medium+ acidity. It has high fine-grained tannins and a medium+ alcohol. It is full-bodied with pronounced intensity flavours. The finish is long.

    It is a very good quality wine. It has a very persistent finish and a remarkable fruit concentration. It shows balance between the flavour concentration, the tannins, acidity and alcohol, and it shows complexity provided by oak ageing, but not enough to consider it outstanding.

  • Ken332 Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 4, 2016 - Served with grilled minute steaks. Double decanted about 2 hours before serving. I have been enjoying Batailley for a number of recent vintages, including 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2012. This 2013, of course, is very young and somewhat closed in. However, I think it will be an early drinking wine, especially for this chateau, and not a long ager. It should be much better in 2-4 years. It has typical Batailley cedar and spices; moderate length and moderate tannins in the finish. Altogether enjoyable at this stage, but will improve. It if also at a good price for Batailley.

  • macaujames wrote: 86 points

    April 15, 2016 - This was nothing special. Closed aromas. Fiercely tannic, very austere, highish acidity, no real character or balance. Maybe needs a few years laying down.

  • Zweder wrote: 89 points

    March 7, 2016 - UCGB tasting Bordeaux 2013 (Amsterdam): Dark forest fruits, a lot of smoke and toast, chocolate and sweet licorice. Good acidity and round tannin. Harmonious wine and seeing the price compared to all other wines, this could be the best buy. Probably nice from 2020/2022 onwards.

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  • Rowchan Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 15, 2014 - Clear, dark mauve, faded pink rim, with very slow developing, almost non-existent tears.
    Clean, med- intensity, sour cherries and red currants, struggling to smell the fruit, mustiness, flint, giving way to a slight perfume.
    Dry, med- body, med+ tannins, med- acidity, med+ alcohol, nice complexity, further tastes of tart strawberries, cooked cherries, ash. It is still quite young with a medium finish.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 88 points

    April 20, 2014 - Medium bodied with crisp red berries and tobacco and espresso on the nose, this lighter, uncomplicated style of Pauillac—produced from a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot—will show best in its youth. 87-89 Pts.