Lions de Batailley 2018 Pauillac
- HerkomstFrankrijk, Bordeaux
Neal Martin 90 punten
The 2018 Lions de Batailley is finely tuned on the nose, even though it does demand coaxing from the glass. Pure blackberry and dark cherry fruit vie for attention, hints of pencil lead and wild mint percolating through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins that frame the tightly wound, quite strict black fruit laced with graphite that pinpoints it as a Pauillac. This is quite serious for a second label, principally because, as I advised from barrel, it will demand two or three years in bottle to loosen its tie. But I like the salinity that lingers on the aftertaste.