Good depth of colour, the bouquet mellow and complex with Bonox, beef-stocky notes, and a hint of vegetable character. A touch of chew on the finish. The wine is very full-bodied and chunky, concentrated and firm, with lots of structure and bite. The tannins are a bit tough. A traditional Medoc style
Drink: 2014 to 2019
91 Points Robert Parker
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then at the château.The 2006 Château Batailley has much more fruit intensity on the nose compared to Lynch Moussas: vibrant blackberry, raspberry coulis and cedar scents all vying for attention, the oak neatly assimilated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe red berry fruit, a gentle grip in the mouth and a pleasing, ferrous finish. Give this another 2-3 years in bottle and you will have yourself a very fine Batailley. Tasted April 2016.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. May, 2016