Château Batailley, 5eme Cru Classé, Pauillac
Château Batailley

Château Batailley, 5eme Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2022


Destination

vintage

En primeur
En Primeur
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2022
12x37.5cl
EP
£201.00


Château Batailley, 5eme Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2022

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2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Batailley will have a special label to commemorate the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Opening with smouldering black fruits, camphor, sandalwood, balsam, mint and exotic spices, the palate continues in the same vein with lots of mineral infused black cherry and cassis. Engaging, juicy and vibrant, framed by tannins packed with sultry fruits and hints of dark chocolate. There's lots of material here. One for the cellar.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
05/2023

Notes
The 2022 Batailley is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes galloping out with energetic notes of crushed blackcurrants, Morello cherries, and fresh, juicy blackberries, plus hints of tar, licorice, lavender, and garrigue. The medium-bodied palate delivers taut, muscular black fruits with loads of spicy sparks and a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and mineral-laced. pH 3.7.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Batailley

Château Batailley

Chateau Batailley is a firm favourite of the British Claret drinker and proof that we brits don't hold grudges... Deriving its name from 'bataille', the vineyards are on the site of a French victory over the English in 1452 (during the Hundred Years War).

The estate was famously split by François and Marcel Borie in 1942. Francois, who had recently purchased Ducru Beaucaillou took control of the smaller portion and renamed his share 'Haut Batailley'. This still remains in the family and is managed with great success by Xavier Borie. Marcel, who kept the Chateau and the larger share of Batailley, passed the estate to his daughter Denise who was married to Emile Castéja of the negociants Borie Manoux. Since 2001 their son, Philippe has run the estate and his son Frédéric will one day also take up the reins.

Lying just to the West of Chateau Latour, the 57 hectares are planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot on deep gravel croupes. Batailley is never the most stylish Pauillac, but its reputation for consistent quality and good value makes it one of the most popular wines in the UK market.

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