2017 CHATEAU BATAILLEY Pauillac 75cl (Bordeaux, France)
Style - Elegant
Grapes - 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Tasting - Really classic Pauillac scent of cassis, menthol, and cigar box. Buoyant with black fruit but not in the slightest bit over-worked or flashy. There's the classic medium+ body and the tannins grippy but polished.
FYI: Batailley has been the reliably easy-going Pauillac for a long time. But quality has jumped up recently and this 2017 is a definite over-performing wine in a tough vintage.