Batailley 2011 (OWC 12)
Price: $400 / bottle
|Classification:||5eme Grand Cru Classe|
|Minimum order:||12 bottles|
By Robert Parker in 2014 (RP91+)
An attractive nose of creme de cassis, earth and oak jumps from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. A classic, impressive effort from the Casteja family, this 2011 transcends the vintage character, and is an unqualified success as well as a major sleeper of the vintage. Structured, rich, medium to full-bodied, pure and layered, it should be at its finest in 3-4 years, and keep for two decades. Drink 2017 – 2037
By James Suckling in 2014 (JS91)
This is chewy, with dried-berry and stone character, plus hints of hazelnut. Full and juicy with firm tannins. Lasts a long time on the finish. Second wine of La Mission. Better in 2016.