• wineappellation Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 25, 2021 - Distinct Pauillac graphite and earth. Blackcurrant, bell pepper, undergrowth, truffle well mingled oak. Medium to full body, grippy tannin. Will be excellent with time. Best Batailley ever.

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  • Sundbyberg wrote: 92 points

    November 20, 2021 - This clearly is a very good wine, but I think one should wait a couple of years with opening a bottle. As of today this is just good, but one can sense the potential, and given enough time this will surely be "very good".
    92-93 pts today, but maybe 95 pts in 10-15 years.
    Slow oxed for a week and then decanted 4-5 hours before consumption -this was not enough (!).

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  • FransS wrote: 94 points

    June 21, 2021 - The 2018 UGCB tasting Amsterdam 6/21/2021 (Amsterdam, Amstel Boathouse): Fraicheur in the bouquet, very powerful, even a bit hefty, but everything on the right place, noticeable tannins, not polished; I like this monster.

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  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 93 points

    June 21, 2021 - Amsterdam UGCB Tasting (Amstel Boathouse, Amsterdam, NL): Classic Pauillac, blackcurrants and spices, violets, lovely freshness and integration, pure and expressive, paper-fine tannins, energetic but flowing, real elegance and finesse.

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: 94 points

    March 9, 2021 - Chewy, crisp, fresh and lively in character, the wine is packed with herbs, tobacco leaf, dark currants, espresso and cedar. More savory than sweet, with a noticeable, classic crunchy character on the palate, the finish really lingers. Nearly forward in style, this is a charming Pauillac that will age for at least 2-3 decades with little effort.

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  • R J Lewis wrote:

    October 13, 2020 - N: charming fresh berries, notable graphite, green pepper.
    P: A little light? Just lacking some complexity. ABV in balance.

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  • rossi.wine wrote: 93 points

    July 3, 2019 - Tasted next to 2009. Dark fruit, tobacco and spices on the nose. Quite ripe and generous, polished tannins with good acidity and length. Well made. 92-93+

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    April 19, 2019 - The crème de cassis is strong here and it's the perfect match for the full-bodied, ripe, round, dark, fresh, spicy red berry palate. The tannins are powerful, yet refined, which is perfect for all that juicy, peppery fruit in the finish. If you can wait and give this wine 7-9 years or more before popping a cork, you will experience all of its true Pauillac character. The wine was made from blending 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.5% alcohol. 92-94 Pts

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