Château Batailley 2021, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 6 x 75cl

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Château Batailley is one of the jewels of the Castéja family and the Borie-Manoux firm. The name of this estate comes from the word ‘bataille’, meaning battle, in memory of the skirmish that took place in the vineyards in 1453 during the Hundred year war.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2021
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Genres:
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pauillac
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2027 through to 2041
£165.00
 

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 a typical Pauillac, with a beautiful, black fruit intensity and very good structure. Very stable quality across the vintages due to the very old vines.

Tasting Notes

A charming, perfumed bouquet showing aromas of cassis and fresh plum. The palate is polished and vibrant, with seductive notes of cigar box and classic pencil lead characters, finely structured tannins and well proportioned oak (60% new). This is a classic Pauillac, finely balanced with an impressive finish. Batailley was one for the lucky ones in 2021, with no damage from either frost or mildew.

Vinification

Aged in 60% new oak barrls for 12-14 months.