Ch. Batailley (0.75 L)
NM:Tasted at The Samplerí»s Batailley vertical. The millennial Batailley has a similar nose to last January: very ripe and perhaps more open than its peers, with blackberry, damson, raspberries and a touch of liquorice. Generous at this early stage. The palate is very smooth on the entry, assertive tannins and as I have written before, not the most refined Pauillac of the finish, but it has a lovely burly, powerful finish that shows just a touch more structure than previous example. Very fine. Tasted January 2011.
WA / RP: 88