2001 Batailley

- 375 ml
92
RPNM
Availability: Out of Stock
$29.99
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
60467-375-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

...The nose has fine definition, a clarity perhaps not achieved in vintages up until this point, a little more precision. Blackberry, wild hedgerow, cedar and a touch of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with good acidity, bright red berried fruit, cranberry and a touch of sous-bois, quite linear but with time in the glass this open up nicely. It displays lovely poise towards the finish... eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin)

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2001
Format 375 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Batailley: Chateau Batailley's reds are worthy of kings, and their prices are ludicrously low for that level of quality. If you're a patient wine lover and you enjoy sampling mature, well-developed wines, then a touch of Batailley could be just what you were looking for. Their vineyards are planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, with the rest being split between Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The Merlot adds some lovely fleshiness to the texture - an excellent touch when combined with the incredibly ripe fruit, crème de cassis, and spicy red berries. A lovely Pauillac for when you want to impress a group of friends without breaking the bank, this wine will arouse your intellect within moments. Give it a few years, and your Batailley will develop into a real powerhouse.
Rating 92 RPNM
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
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