This 2014 Chateau Batailley is frank. It offers an aromatic freshness on the nose, on very clear aromas of smashed blackberry, blackcurrant juice and rare wood. The palate is the one of a Pauillac: sappy structure with strong tannins, yet dense, that give the wine a masculine side without being aggressive. The finish is dense and fruity. It is a solid wine made for ageing.
The 2014 Batailley has an attractive bouquet, lilting scents of redcurrant and raspberry coulis, quite floral and very precise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good depth and body, rounded for Batailley and less austere than usual. It feels closed towards the finish, tight-lipped, but there is certainly grip and presence here. It will require several years in bottle before it can show its true potential, but there is a sense of class to this Batailley that I suspect will become more evident with maturity. Tasted twice with consistent notes.