• 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Rich.Herbs Likes this wine:

    January 2, 2021 - Decanted for 45 minutes. A spice box blend with mature fruit and very nice finish. The first glass was delicious, but the wine faded and lost its unity as it it breathed more. Although short lived in the decanter, it was still robust and should be good for a few more years.

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  • hprphf wrote: 87 points

    December 18, 2020 - Deceptive nose, all classic Pauillac nose, pencil box, cedar wood, palate is watery and unbalanced. 87

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  • dagij Likes this wine: 88 points

    March 7, 2020 - LIght red with clear tones of amber at the rim. Developed aromas of barnyard, some rotting leaves (sweet!), but still fruity towards blackcurrant and black cherries. Medium bodied, sweet attack, rounded tannins, fine fruit still in the vein of stewed cherries, fine acidity, tertiary aromas dominated the finish (rotting leaves, barnyard, dry wood). Good length, fresh. This har kept very good. A treat to drink now if one likes aged Bordeaux. Drink up, but no hurry.

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  • SimonG wrote: 92 points

    February 20, 2020 - 1996 Bordeaux (Piccolino, Liverpool Street Stn, London): A few years on and a step up from previous bottles. Blackcurrant with a touch of something lactic though this isn’t the case on the palate. Nicely blackcurrant through a slightly diffuse filter. Some density here. Very classic and solid Pauillac. ****

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  • Rob-Binge Likes this wine: 85 points

    December 25, 2019 - Well aged with soft tannins and lovely leafy notes to finish. Decanted and left to breathe for a few hours before drinking. Absolutely excellent with roast beef

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