I may remind you that Sundays are the “bring your wine” day at Rouge Wine Bar. They take only 30 Turkish liras against opening your bottle.
Chateau Batailley 2004 was opened about one hour before drinking. The wine has got dark ruby color with intense aromas of liquorice, mushroom, mint, blackberries, plum, a bit of black pepper and vanilla, smoky and earthy notes are behind.
A fresh and balanced palate with medium level of acidity combined with soft tannins and a medium body. Smoky and fruity notes are protected on the mid-palate. Violet notes are also coming into the picture after a while. A certain velvety wine with medium finish.
On the other hand, I felt that the wine was a little bit diluted on the palate.
In any case, this is a really good wine ready to drink even now or may be it may have some improvement… This wine got 16,5 points from Jancis Robinson’dan 16,5 and 90 from Robert Parker.
According to Chateau Batailley reports, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot was used for the production. Fermentation was about 15 to 20 days followed by 16 to 18 months oak barrel maturation process.