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1996 Chateau Batailley Pauillac Grand Cru Classe 75cl / 12.5%
A bottle of 1996 Château Batailley Grand Cru Classe from Bordeaux's Pauillac appellation. A 'fifth growth' in the 1855 classification, the 55 hectare estate is planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.
'Vivid deep crimson colour. Creamy nose with classic scents of blackcurrant and cedar. Oak, but not overpowering. Palate is rather astringent with high acidity and grippy tannins. Creamy texture and nice cherry fruit. Rather lean, but elegant, dry and decent length. Nicely structured and plenty of fruit. Needs 5 years. 91/100' Tom Cannavan, 1999.
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