Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: BATA150
Château Batailley 2022 will be dressed with a special label, for En Primeur buyers only, with a special label in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II. 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.

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.
A top performance this vintage. Brooding black fruit aromas, cedar oak and a touch of coffee. The palate is tight with a solid frame, there are blackberry and liquorice notes, cedar oak and the tannins are polished and binding. This is a classic Pauillac, oozing power and finesse that also offers very good value.
Enjoy with a classic beef wellington.
Aged in 60% new oak barrels for 12-14 months.

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