„Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Batailley '09 has a lovely cedar and mint-scented bouquet - well defined with just a little creamy oak to be subsumed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a lovely succulent core of blackberry and strawberry fruit and a harmonious, silky finish. It has calmed down since I tasted it in barrel, but it is a long-term Pauillac that should be afforded cellaring for at least a decade.“
Neal Martin 93 Punkte (Jan. 2013)
„Tasted at the chateau. The Batailley was great out of barrel and is great in bottle. The nose has superb precision, not immensely powerful but very refined and focused, redolent of its neighbour Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is very composed with succulent tannins, very refined with a spicy, vibrant finish that is filled with joy. Excellent.“
Neal Martin 94 Punkte (Nov. 2011)
"The finest Batailley I have had in many years, the dense purple-colored 2009 exhibits a boatload of tannin as well as sweet, caramelized, black currant fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, cedarwood and smoke, a full-bodied mouthfeel and the aforementioned high, but sweet, well-integrated tannin displaying no jaggedness. Batailley often requires considerable patience as it can be one of the longest-lived Pauillacs. Atypically for Batailley, the 2009 should be ready to drink in 5-7 years and keep for three decades.."
Robert Parker 94 Punkte (Dez. 2011)
„The 2009 Batailley should give the 2005 a run for its money. It is a slightly sweeter, richer, softer wine (somewhat atypical for Batailley as it is generally one of the more structured and backward of the Pauillacs) exhibiting a dense purple color as well as notes of smoke, blackberries, cassis, charcoal, and oak. Deep, full-bodied, rich, and already seductive, it should have 25+ years of evolution ahead of it. (Tasted two times.)“
Robert Parker 90-92 Punkte (Apr. 2010)
"Tasted at the château and UGC. Picking commenced with the Merlot on the 24th September, for the Cabernet we started on the 29th September, finishing on 11th October and the Petit Verdot the 12th October. A blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this Batailley has a ripe nose of blackberry, black plum, sandalwood, mint and just a hint of white flowers. Not a huge intense nose, but much more refined, very Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied, rounded and quite supple tannins, yet good backbone as always on this Batailley. Very harmonious, insistent but gentle grip, a slightly powdery texture towards the finish lending a pleasurable sense of umami. Very focused and elegant towards the finish, classic in style and yet very 2009. This has the potential to be a benchmark Batailley after bottling (just be prudent on the oak please!) Tasted March 2010."
Neal Martin 94-96 Punkte (März 2010)