Château Batailley – 2012 – Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé

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Red wine with a medium, towards well rather, dark ruby-red. Quite elegant nose here. I would talk about the classic style, with some toasted wood, roasted coffee, dark berries, cassis, some leather; but with a very good purity of fruit and it seems a high level of ripeness. Good density and weight here. It is really ample fruit with those dark-berry flavours; cassis, dark plum and some chocolate. The oak is noticeable on the palate, but I really talk about fine wood here, adding a touch of that roasted coffee, vanilla. Already with that finely grained tannins, contributing to the freshness and the length. Elegant and stylish – classic style. Really persistent, on the finish, very good length. Still youthful, but already quite delicious, if I may say so, but definitely a wine that will continue to develop for many, many years.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.