Red

1989 Château Batailley

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2002 - 2015 (Edit)
CT90.9 49 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • dofzin Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 13, 2021 - Deep red color, looking a touch thin. Decanted and filtered. Nose seemed a bit flat at first, scents of cave. But after a short while, the fruit started to show up, a bit muted. Tannins soft. Very enjoyable, continued to improve over 2+ hours. Drink now.

  • VoVo Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 31, 2020 - This is a delicious aged Bordeaux. Definitely not as dense or robust as some, but absolutely superb after being upright for 12 hours, open for two, and decanted for one. If you pour it carefully over a fine filter, you can sift out the sediment and see the beautiful color this wine still presents. Truly a glorious garnet color. We didn’t find it austere at all (see Vinous and Parker reviews). There is a lovely, balanced combination of cassis, blackberry, forest floor against a backdrop of smoothed out tannins. We paid $22 in 1991. Can’t beat that QPR.

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 20, 2020 - Nose of cigar box, saddle leather, black berry, black currants, and forest floor, on the palate, medium/big body, tasty, secondary flavors, showing well, paired with Port Salut, sip and savor, memories of tasting the 1989 and 1990 vintages in Bordeaux, bought on futures, time to enjoy the rewards of cellaring Bordeaux, classic, elegant, long finish, lovely aftertaste.

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  • canan wrote: 91 points

    March 30, 2019 - Lovely and complex wine that still has a lovely dark and fresh fruit. The tannins are soft and refines and the acidity is lovely.
    Lots of tertiary aromas with tobacco, cigar box and leather. Overall a lovely and mature wine.

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  • coertjan wrote: 92 points

    November 13, 2017 - An amazing medium garnet colour that is almost turning brown. The nose shows notes of dark berry fruit, plums, figs, dried fruit and some lovely tertiary aromas such as leather, tobacco, cigar box, licorice and damp forest floor. The palate is dry with med.+ acidity, med. body, even after almost 30 years some tannins left: I would call them medium. The finish is amazing and everlasting. This wine is fully developed and (still) amazing. No need to rush, if stored properly.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Batailley
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac

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  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 435 (64%)
  • Consumed 241 (35%)

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