Château Batailley 2008
I tasted this grand cru claret in Bordeaux this summer and was reminded of how good red Bordeaux is subtle and nimble on its feet. A fine Pauillac, it has oodles of ripe blackcurrant, pencil box and smoke on the nose, a deceptively light presence on the palate and then – bang! Proper, old-fashioned fine claret.
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