Château Batailley 2020, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac 6 x 75cl

BATA115
Dark, sturdy and structured, this is a classic Pauillac that still offers super value. A top performer in 2020.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pauillac
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2028 through to 2042
£168.00
 

Château Batailley

Château Batailley, a 5th Grand Cru Classé of the classification of 1855, is the family Castéja’s and Borie-Manoux’s flagship. It is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. The name is derived from the battle that took place where the chateau and vineyard are today - during the 100-years war in the in 1452. In this battle, the French re-conquered the neighbouring Chateau Latour from the English, a crucial point in the history of Aquitaine. A few years later the first vines were planted on this historical and blood soaked grounds. Chateau Batailley’s garden was designed by Barillet-Deschamps, Napoleon III’s garden architect. In 1855 Napoleon III created the classification for the Grands Crus Classés of the Medoc. And Batailley was knighted Grand Cru. Batailley is an intensive typical Pauillac, with Cassis and very good structure. Very stable quality across the vintages due to the very old vines.

Tasting Notes

Dark, sturdy and structured, this is a classic Pauillac. Sweet, ripe blackcurrant fruits, an underlay of cigar box and pencil lead with beautifully polished tannins, this is a crowd pleaser and a top performer in 2020.

Vinification

A yield of 42/hl ha