Red

1996 Château Batailley

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 95

  • dhtabor Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 10, 2021 - Beautifully mature. Still fruity and lively with initial tannins and balanced acidity. A brilliant dark red

  • Macdog Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 30, 2021 - Really enjoyed this 2nd bottle. Shows Pauillac hallmarks on the n and p. Lots of graphite, pencil and plenty of cigar box. Dark fruits. Length and complexity. Amazing with roast beef. Stellar at the price point. We decanted for 4plus hours and drank over 1-2.

  • Hotspur21 wrote: 92 points

    May 11, 2021 - FROM 2013: A wonderful bottle. The 1996 is finally starting to drink well. There's all the Cab power on the impressive nose and Merlot sweetness on the palate. Too bad Batailley has become so expensive, too. Drink or hold. 92-93

  • cltean Likes this wine:

    January 22, 2021 - Beautiful and elegant wine after almost 25 years from harvest. Went really well with Charcuterie and Cheese. Old World style with lower alcohol at 12.5%. If you are use to big new world style wine with forward fruit and high alcohol, this likely won't be for you. You will definitely enjoy it if you are fond of old world style of wines. Very happy I have several more bottles.

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  • Macdog wrote: 90 points

    January 11, 2021 - This was a bit underwhelming to me. It surprised me: Lots of bright and enjoyable fruit. Quite plush. Not much complexity or obvious signs of age. Dad really enjoyed, but thought we perhaps should have drunk these 2-3 years ago...

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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 3249990212582, 3249990213787

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 933 (61%)
  • Consumed 573 (38%)

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