France - Bordeaux
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
17.5 out of 20, Jancis Robinson
Classic classed-growth Pauillac from a fine vintage drinking well now, Château Batailley 2012 shows intense cassis and cedar characters framed by spicy oak. With superb balance hiding its underlying power, this is immensely satisfying. Drink now or cellar for up to 15 years.