Ch Batailley is reliably good and this vintage is no exception.
Fresh blackcurrants on the nose and fine raspberry and blackberry fruit on the palate with an earthy minerality. Dense fruit, ripe tanins and a wonderfuly finish.
A blend of 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Carmenere.
Very delicate, subtle fruit-driven nose with attractive floral notes- smooth and full flavoured with a powerful finish- the finish is long
67.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot. First year with their new viticulturist. Dark garnet. Savoury and confident on the nose. Round and lively. Charming, with good balance and length. Glossy and almost ready. A delightful surprise. Energy. A successor to 2007? Jul 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2016-2025
Score: 16.5-/20Jancis Robinson
This is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and 6% of Petit Verdot.
Aromas of blackcurrant and slightly peppered cherry. The oak is perfectly integrated with a dominant mocha and caramel flavours with a satisfying fresh finish.
Our best selling claret. Approachable blackcurrant fruit, a fine balance of tannin. Acidity and fruit in a great vintage.
The Chateau is located partly in the commune of CISSAC adjacent to Pauillac and partly on the plateau of VERTHEUIL contiguous with Saint-Estèphe.
The plantings are 58% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc and these make up the wines to a greater or lesser extent according to the harvest.
A Cru Bourgeois which regularly produces to the quality standards of the more exalted Cru Classe of the Medoc ! A bargain
The Chateau is located south of Gruaud Larose in the commune of Cussac-Fort Medoc.
A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades. Drink 2017-2037.
||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015
The 2016 Chateau Olivier has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, black olive and a touch of undergrowth, quite nuanced at first but unfurling with confidence within a couple minutes of aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a pleasant salinity and fine structure, a touch of edginess here and a dash of spice towards that finish, which maybe just cuts away a little sooner than expected. That said, up until then, everything bodes well for a strong follow up to the 2015 Chateau Olivier. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2022-2045
Score: 91-93/100 Neal Martin
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. The 2005 here was brilliant and the Chateau believe that the 2009 is even better. Plush red cherry, redcurrant, soy and forest floor aromas.On the palate there is ample freshness and focus. Medium bodied with lovely chalky tanins. Great finish and length- a stunner
Black fruits and toast aromas. Big and tannic, medium purple in colour with an expressive, youthful nose of liquorice, roasted coffee, ripe plums and slight chocolate . A wine with elegant and smooth drive. Well-layered and complex with flavours being very well integrated.
Coming from the same stable as Leoville las Cases in St Julien, the wine is firmly structured with firm tannins and dark fruit. Rich plum flavours are counterbalanced by solid tanins.
The second wine of the famous Ch Leoville Lascasse.
On the nose, blackberry, leather with a touch of cloves . The palate is medium-bodied with good fruit extraction, clean with good acidity cutting through bright blackcurrant and cassis fruits with a nice floral, elegant finish with a touch of chestnut. Very fine