Chateau Batailley is a 5th growth estate situated in Pauillac that generally offers good value. The wines tend to be a bit brawny when young, but give them some age and they evolve into something much greater.
Robert Parker: "A sleeper of the vintage, Batailley’s complex 2004 is redolent with notes of cedar wood, spice box, plums, cassis, tar, and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, supple textured, layered, rich, and long, it marks the renaissance of this fifth-growth Pauillac that is displaying strong signs of moving into the big leagues. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025." 90 points
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Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon dominant