Red

2002 Château Batailley

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2009 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 73

  • stjl Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 29, 2021 - Robe rouge très sombre, nez de sous-bois, bouche moins complexe que le nez mais avec une belle persistence. Très bon, pas sûr qu'il s'améliore avec le temps.

  • jour-et-nuit wrote:

    September 4, 2021 - From MG. Drunk over 3 h. Cork only a bit soaked, pulled out, but crumbled into two pieces. PnP. Nice nose. Only medium/ light bodied. With time and air it got much better. Not really typical, strong and masculin Pauillac. The Lilian-Ladouys 1995 we had then (to the cheese) was superior but, of course, with less fruit. Price tag in 2021-02: 80€, so PQR not really breathtaking.

  • Richard Nabavi Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 29, 2021 - Last of a dozen bought on release, decanted for about 2 hours.

    This bottle didn't seem to have lost as much fruit as the one I noted in Jan 2020. Reasonably deep colour still, browning at the edges. Superb Pauillac nose with strong tobacco notes. Balanced and fresh on the palate, still reasonably fruity, and with a lingering, complex aftertaste. Classic stuff.

    A worthy finish to the dozen bottles I originally purchased, which gave a lot of pleasure over the period we have been drinking them. Still, I would recommend drinking up any you have reasonably soon, this wine is not going to get better, and may be drying out.

  • johnrm Likes this wine: 89 points

    February 6, 2021 - I found another bottle in the cellar. On the basis of our last bottle we gave the wine 5h to open after decanting (fantastic fruit on the nose during decantiing). It still had hints of ‘medicinal’ flavours at first but these soon passed. It was good with sirloin steak etc. and showed good fruit, spice, complexity, and balance. I found it more austere than the last (excellent) bottle but my wife loved it. Bottle variation? Age? Who knows. We are moving on to the 2005.

  • Dj6544 wrote: 91 points

    December 11, 2020 - Definitely benefits from a lot of time in the decanter, this starts off lightweight but fills out quite a bit. Some mature black fruit and pencil lead with a savoury medium finish, precisely what you’d expect from a batailley. This is obviously in its twilight years and isn’t worth keeping longer but it is modest and relaxed, like an old dog sleeping by the fire. 91

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 3249990214197, 3249990214241, 4043814039312

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 36 (3%)
  • In Cellars 607 (51%)
  • Consumed 549 (46%)

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