In the 1700’s, the Saint-Martin family were the owners of Batailley. Château Batailley was well-known in those days due to its history as it was one of the older Bordeaux wine estates dating back to the 1400’s. In fact, the property took its name from a famous military battle that took place in 1452, during the hundred year war. The specific battle took place in the vineyards and château of what we know of as Château Batailley today. The 60 hectare Bordeaux vineyard of Château Batailley has 57 hectares under vine. The vineyard has a terroir of gravel, clay and sandy soils. There is more clay and sandstone below the surface. Located inland, off the D1, the vineyard is close to the southern end of Pauillac. The majority of the vineyard is close to, and in front of the château, not far from the D1. The vineyards have good elevations, with much of the land rising up to 27 meters at its high-points. It is at the peak elevation, which is where you find their best terroir.
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A delightful wine from a lesser vintage but drinking really well. Lots of cherry and black fruits, mellow tannins with a little spice. This Château always delivers – great drinkability.
Great with a classic beef wellington.