From the outstanding 1982 vintage and scoring 91/100 Parker points "Tasted at the Batailley vertical tasting at the château, the 1982 Batailley continues to perform well despite never really being the "go-to" Pauillac in this vintage. This might be the best of a dozen or so bottles that I have tasted over the years. The nose here is the most intense that I have encountered, with pencil shavings infusing the black fruit and cedar and a savory touch that becomes more pronounced as it opens. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, a classic Bordeaux here with good structure and a bullish, tobacco-tinged finish that is conservative but does the job. It cuts away a little too swiftly, but there is just enough dryness to keep you returning for another sip. I can see this continuing on its plateau over the next 15-20 years; and, while it will never challenge the likes of Latour or Pichon-Lalande, it will satisfy a great number of wine lovers." Drink now - 2032. A perfect gift.
This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] and comes with our limited edition 'Great First Growths of Bordeaux' Print (worth £49.97) at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.
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The 1982 vintage in Bordeaux was outstanding and produced perfect conditions with Spring being mild and dry, with a little frost. The early flowering took place under perfect sunny conditions. June and July saw fine, sunny weather with the occasional refreshment of light rains through until August. The beginning of September was exceptionally hot and dry, which promoted one of the earliest harvests for many years. It was an outstanding vintage and all appellations produced wines of great complexity and great ageing potential.
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