93 Points - James Suckling
"The blackcurrant and blueberry aromas pop out of the glass. Medium to full body. Linear and refined tannins and a currant coffee and smoke aftertaste.2nd wine of Batailley. try after 2022"
"Lions de Batailley" is the second wine of Château Batailley and draws its name from the two Lions who guard the gates of Château Batailley's main entrance. It tastes reassuringly like the Batailley that we know and love, but the Lions de Batailley 2014 does not require the patience required for the Grand Vin - in fact, it's already delicious, yet will easily mature for a decade or more.
'This is a revitalized estate. Batailley bears semblances to Lynch Bages. Its quality has gone unrecognized for too long, too many equating its reasonable price with inferior quality vis-à-vis more expensive Pauillacs. A number of blind tastings have proven Batailley to be a vastly improved wine. I guess it takes time for reputation to catch up with intrinsic quality, but it will.' - Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, 29 April 2016
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